Kate Upton told People magazine, “This means so much for me personally. This has always been my dream.”
Kate Upton, born in Michigan, but raised in Florida wears a little bitty red and brown bikini on the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover. This will be Kate Upton’s second appearance in Sport Illustrated, but the first time on the Swimsuit cover. She will be joining the list of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models like; Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, and Marisa Miller.
“That was one of the first photos from the first shoot,” she said in a telephone interview with CBS on Monday. “It was my favorite swimsuit. I felt sexy in it but confident.” Walter Iooss Jr. shot the photo with Kate Upton.
Kate Upton, 19-years old has also worked for Guess and Victoria’s Secret in the past. It’s been said that Kate Upton is dating the Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez.
Kate Upton, 5-feet-10, is also an actress. She made her movie debut in 2011’s Tower Heist with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy and is appearing in the Farrelly brother’s new comedy, The Three Stooges which is due out this spring 2012.
Also, she is debuting on the internet with a hot new commercial for the MLB 2K12 video game. That’s not it either, Kate Upton will be in the March edition of Esquire. Wearing just a tiny pair of panties and a white top which she takes a pair of scissors to later in the photos.
The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will feature 18 models and 6 athletes and will be read by an estimated 70 million adults.