Kate Upton In Body Paint And Little Else For Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit Spread [PHOTOS]

on February 11 2013 2:44 PM

Kate Upton is on the cover of Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit edition, and goes topless beneath a polar jacket and bikini bottoms. Upton's Sports Illustrated Cover Kate Upton on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue  Tumblr

The headline reads “Kate Upton Goes Polar,” and the inside spread features the 20-year-old model in body paint and an array of bathing suits.

  Kate Upton "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton. The model was recently photographed topless in a new photoshoot.  Tumblr

Upton was also a cover model for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit magazine in 2012.

Upton is definitely the latest "It" girl, even landing a fashion spread in Vogue magazine back in October.

Upton was shot by top photographer Steven Meisel, and is shown in a sexy backless one-piece in addition to chic fashion wear.

The seven-page spread was appropriately titled, "The New Girl.”

Upton, who made her second appearance in the coveted fashion magazine, spoke about keeping her curves in a weight-obsessed industry. 

“I don’t want to starve myself.  I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself,” she says.

“I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable.

Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence,” Upton went on to say. 

Upton is dating Justing Verlander, a MLB baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.