Kate Upton is on the cover of Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit edition, and goes topless beneath a polar jacket and bikini bottoms.
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.
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.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...