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Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl

February 14, 2012, 6:31 pm
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • 19-year-old model Kate Upton is a Florida girl who's comfortable in a bikini
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate Upton is on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate looks stunning in the tiny red and brown, sparkle-covered string bikini with a view of the waters of Australia behind her. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • In an interview lately Kate said, "That was one of the first photos from the first shoot." (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate said the bikini made her feel sexy and confident. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Upton was born in Michigan, but raised in Florida. Her hometown is Melbourne, on Florida's east coast. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • "In Florida, people walk around in their flip-flops, bikinis and jean shorts, so I'm very comfortable in a bathing suit," says Kate. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • The 2012 magazine cover is her second time appearing in the annual SI issue. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • This is equivalent of the Super Bowl for the models. Great going Kate! (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • She says, "I have had a great year. For me, this is groundbreaking." (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • A huge perk of the job as the official swimsuit model is visiting lovely beaches, including shoots for the magazine in Sydney and Cairns, Australia, and Apalachicola, Florida. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate follows a healthy lifestyle to maintain her perfect figure. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • A healthy lifestyle for Kate includes working out regularly with a personal trainer. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Watching what she eats also forms priority for Kate Upton. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • However, according to Kate, there's no special diet to prepare for a bikini shoot. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate Upton admits to splurging on the occasional ice cream or plate of fries. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Christie Brinkley and Elle Macpherson are among the now celebrity models who previously had the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover gig. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate Upton says, "I am so glad to be in their company." (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Thanks to her high profile campaigns for Guess and Victoria's Secret, Kate has a large number of admirers. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate Upton was signed by Elite Model Management in 2008. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Upton has debuted on silver screen as well this year, in Tower Heist with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate Upton is known for her awesome curves. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Kate Upton looks stunning in black. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • In past few years, Kate has been associated with some high-profile brand names. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Let's wait and watch, what else she has in store. (Picture: Kate Upton's official website)
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl
  • Meet Kate Upton: 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl