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Kate Upton: 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue 2013 Cover!

Kate Upton: 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue 2013 Cover!

Kate Upton shows off her buxom body while going nearly topless on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue 2013, on newsstands February 12.

The 20-year-old model was photographed in the freezing cold weather aboard a cruise sailing around Antarctica for the issue, which represents models posing on all seven continents of the globe.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Upton

Kate and nine of the other models from the issue will be making an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday (February 11). Make sure to tune in!

For more from the issue, make sure to visit SI.com!

FYI: Kate is wearing the Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber.

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89 Responses to “Kate Upton: 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue 2013 Cover!”

  1. 1
    OMG Google Kelsnetwork and see Says:

    kate looks sexy!!!

  2. 2
    Kirsten Says:

    Again? Wow. She’s cute in that way that her looks will only last into her mid-20s. There are so many beautiful women they could have picked.

  3. 3
    justme Says:

    booooooobs alert!!

  4. 4
    XxXxX Says:

    I’m big-boobed myself but damn, hers look like balloons. Also, did she really shoot that in the freezing cold of Antarctica??? Weren’t her boobies cold? Wow! …..I think she’s pretty but NOT stunning. Nothing extraordinary

  5. 5
    Reba Says:

    Her breasts probably touch her waistline in reality.

  6. 6
    Kate Upton........ Says:

    is the first model in over 10 years to have a back to back SI covers
    the first model in over 15 years to have a back to back solo SI covers ( Elle Macpherson holds the title – 1985, 86, 87)
    the first SI model to segue into HF with Vogue Covers, and covering or featuring in Elle, Harpers Bazzar, not been done since Elle Mac
    Not to mention Cosmo, EQ, Esquire and her recent contract with HF Edelman.
    These are all Facts not opinion. Girl’s on a wave! Vogue US is next!

  7. 7
    WHAT? Says:

    Worst SI cover ever….. Yuck.

  8. 8
    oh no Says:

    When vulgarity meets enormity.

  9. 9
    Mary Says:

    Girl those boobs look ready to explode, not pretty not at all.

  10. 10
    Cheap choice Says:

    …as long as they don’t show her scary skinny legs….

  11. 11
    andi Says:

    AGAIN?!? Whatever she’s been doing with Terry has really been paying off.

  12. 12
    jayla Says:

    Again-great great boobs and face. But terrible body.
    Her toros is weird. No waist? Sorta full belly in comparison
    to her tiny thighs and narrow boy hips.
    Her body is really weird.

  13. 13
    chloez Says:

    guess what this SI cover guarantees she will be in your faces for a whole other year. lets all thank SI for this choice………..

  14. 14
    Samantha Sophia Says:

    Beautiful girl with such great curves but this cover is a fail from an artistic perspective, it is actually very plain and unflattering!

  15. 15
    LOL Says:

    @Kate Upton……..:

    get real….

    zero fashion runways.
    zero fashion campaigns.
    zero harpers bazaar,vanity fair,allure,rolling stone,american,french vogue ETC covers and MANY more. shes got some ways to go before you get too excited….

    she has fapping men at her feet. alot of models have. shes on her way to be like (*MAYBE* Kathy Ireland,Heidi Klum,Christie Brinkley,Tyra Banks) certainly not a top of the tops type tier super duper model like Cindy,Claudia,Christy,Naomi,Linda…LMAO. this big chipmunk face can only wish.

  16. 16
    ewwww Says:

    Antarctica for swimsuits? Stupid idea!
    She is still cheap and trashy, her body is weird not sexy! She is beyond overrated!
    I can’t even remember when was the last time I saw a great SI Swimsuit Issue cover.

  17. 17
    Rahul Kattie Says:

    Cute face. Nice rack. But I love how every photog has to hide that brick shape of a mid-sectioin. LOL… see Kate Upton SI Swimsuit 2013 Cover Photo Shoot Video, Pictures Revealed – http://su.pr/2Vs5kM

  18. 18
    bob Says:

    wow! google Paulina Porizkova,Christie Brinkley,Elle MacPherson,Kathy Irelands covers and this chick falls flat!!!! As a long time SI swimsuit fan its sad how cheap this mag has become.

  19. 19
    wren Says:

    Those are going to sag soooo bad when she is old.

  20. 20
    Hugh Says:

    huge cheeseball face and shapeless bod, meh. overrated as f*ck!

  21. 21
    Allen Says:

    Her mid section is really wide and square. She pretty much has no waist to hip ratio.

  22. 22
    A question Says:

    How many pounds of salt water solution you think she has in each fake breast? Curious.

  23. 23
    Ceara Says:

    It’s kind of sad that this girl is proud to be be a pretty, ****.

  24. 24
    Kate Upton........ Says:

    @LOL:
    How was I getting excited? I was talking about her portfolio in light of this record. The hysteria/anger in you response suggests your the one getting excited?
    Zero fashion campaigns? Shes the face of the shoe designer Edelman taking over from Arizona Muse and she’s the current face of Accessorize 2013.
    US GQ, US Esquire, US Cosmo, Muse, CR Fashion Book (first issue at that), and several reprints in diff countries
    She’s had editorials in Harpers Bazaar,and Elle covers.
    French Vogue? She’s done UK and Italian Vogue covers no mean feat which some other HF models her age have still NOT done. And I think Gisele was the last one on Rolling Stone. No Karlie, Candice, Doutzen, Hilary Rhoda NONE OF THEM have done Rolling Stone but you expect it of Kate?
    I’m sure she’ll get it as she obv sellls
    I don’t expect her to surpass the supers of the past but for a commercial model who only rose to prominence last year she’s done better than some of the the so called elite in her age range as well as other SI models. I anticipate more things for her in 2013 while her haters can keep spittle with rage, cussing at her as a fat wh8re

  25. 25
    SI underaged model Says:

    At 20, she still has another year to wait before she can celebrate with a drink.

  26. 26
    -- Says:

    @#24
    I guess she has a powerful agent and PR team who plug her on each and every contract. Period.

  27. 27
    Huh? Says:

    Kate Upton posts are quickly becoming as deranged as a Kristen Stewart posts. The typical sl^t, ugly, cheap, trashy, incomporable to insert-random-name and anyone who deviates and says anything nice or remotley positive about her is being paid to/a plant/an agent. Rinse & Repeat. LMAO

  28. 28
    Gia Says:

    I find it offensive! Really? Do all women have to expose themselves to the whole world just to make a cover? Poor taste! Shame on Sports Ilustrated for exposing women like sex objects to be seen and not heard!

  29. 29
    Lola Says:

    Looks like a Playboy cover. This issue has gone downhill over the years. They used to have beautiful athletic women who wore minimal makeup. Now…it’s a Victorias Secret catalog. Oh well, men will still buy it no matter what!

  30. 30
    Warren Says:

    I’m glad she got it again. Kate is so popular. She is beautiful and sexy.

  31. 31
    Shannon Says:

    AGAIN? This girl is such a dime a dozen in southern CA…you see hotter girls than her walking around on a daily basis here. They should of gone for a VS angel like Candice any day over this ****

  32. 32
    guyyy Says:

    Her bod is not the problem for me, I dont like her face. a dime a dozen!!! what happened to unique striking model beauties? she literally looks like a college co ed! not a model! suppose thats her appeal? average girl next door with big tatas? men are so easily pleased….

  33. 33
    u Says:

    @XxXxX: i know!!! word to the big boobed women !! we’re a minority — but all (well most) bikini shoots are done in winter so they’re ready and photo shopped accordingly just in time for summer

  34. 34
    Toni Says:

    I don’t mean to be a hater, but they could’ve had someone else to do the cover. I would’ve loved to see Candace Swanepoel on the cover.

    Also I read somewhere Terry Richardson has been helping her.

  35. 35
    Y Says:

    Tacky as hell, its embarrassing that she can call herself a model.

  36. 36
    hmmmm Says:

    kate upton = **** because half her ti*ts are out

    HBO’s GIRLS = feminism at it’s finest because it *~shows bo(obs and stuff. OMGZ so unique*~

    0_o

    it’s 2013 and women are still being called wh(ores by other women..

  37. 37
    kurious kitty Says:

    i think the people that are **** talking about her body just don’t get that she’s probably all natural and doesn’t starve herself or get plastic surgery like the VS/runway models do..she may not be extraordinary looking, but at least she’s not afraid to keep it real, unlike all the plastics in the modeling industry!

  38. 38
    DB Says:

    I think this annual issue is sort of an insult to real women everywhere.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m a man and respond to this soft-core porn like most men do. But when I actually THINK about it, the fact that they promote this unrealistic example of what women look like, they undermine the “real” looking women out there in the world. Nobody should be held to these impossible standards, and it’s still unfortunate that Sports Illustrated feels the need to sell-out for a once a year boom in sales and profit.

    Just sayin’, there are 2 sides to the story.

  39. 39
    solid Says:

    Well Kate, after this, say good bye to any hi fashion magazine spreads now.

  40. 40
    nika Says:

    I’m surprised that she’s not officially a plus size model because that is exactly what she is. I saw the pics that weren’t photoshopped and she’s definitely much bigger than the average model. Even people at Victoria’s Secret said that they don’t want her because she’s so out of shape. That being said I think many men would prefer her soft body to some skinny ass model and that’s why all these magazines love her so much.

  41. 41
    Rupert Sanders Says:

    perfect, awesome tits

  42. 42
    wow wow wee wow Says:

    Tacky photo. I am not impressed with this photo at all.
    It’s too over the top. This country has gone to hell in a handbag.
    Young kids are going to see this all over the place?
    Shameful.
    Classless. I usually enjoy SI but this year, no thanks.

  43. 43
    eww Says:

    What is the point of putting someone a coveted SWIMSUIT magazine when their body is so awful that they can’t even pose in a swimsuit and have to try to cover their heinous body with a winter coat? I can still see her gross stomach though, maybe she should move her arms and let her saggy boobs fall down and cover that gut. So dissapointed in you SI.

  44. 44
    come Says:

    Miranda’s fan is trolling lmao. Kate already had a better portfolio than that famewhore

  45. 45
    KATE Says:

    Just as long as I get paid and famous it’s all good.
    I am too fat and my photo is too revealing but that’s cool cause it’s all about me and what money I am making.
    Welcome to the USA….a complete disgrace.

  46. 46
    rina kapoor Says:

    nice celebrity but another year wait.

  47. 47
    bliss Says:

    seriously she is overrated ; her belly look like a 4 month pregnant women , Anne v deserved the cover she’s been 9 years in the magazine or at least they could have chiised another girl with a better body like nina agdal or anyone else but thi chick no no no

  48. 48
    Smurf Says:

    Hey body is so incredibly strange. That jacket is a good thing! Hides her wonky mid section

  49. 49
    Della Says:

    Are her breast real? On tmz they look a little Anna Nicolish, but here they look a little more natural (ginormous) but natural! Anybody know?

  50. 50
    sam Says:

    @Della: tbh i think they’re natural – in some other shots i’ve seen they don’t look “perfect” the way fake boobs do

  51. 51
    bliss Says:

    @Della:

    i think her breast is natural cause it’s not standing up and not big from the base which is the upper

  52. 52
    K R Says:

    One of the tackiest covers to emerge from SI. More playboyish than SI.

    kate is NOT a plus sized model. The real plus sized models are people like Crystal renn ( before she lost all that weight again ) and uk’s Chloe Marshall who won a beauty contest at size 16.. Kate is curvier than say stick thin models on runways but that does not make her plus size.
    Saying we should appreciate Kate for trying to break stereotypes is plain b.s when she does nothing to break it herself. dancing the cat daddy for Terry Richardson in a tiny string bikini is not how you help other women embrace their curves.

    Lets face it , boobs sell cover and she only endorses that ! Not a role model, not someone selling body diversity,no!

    Is she pretty, yes. Is this cover vulgar, yes ! Is she even a good model, then definitely NO. Calling her a good mOdel is a slap on the face of other models who work hard at their jobs, trying to break stereotypes and dont employ their sexuality to do so. Kate is just smarter than all of them, plus she has one heck of an agent and PR team !

  53. 53
    Kara Says:

    @K R: There’s a debate about whether she’s a plus size or not so you can’t say that she isn’t because what are the standards for being a plus size? There are no written rules. I actually saw a fashion show in NYC with plus size models and many of them were not fat at all, just had curves like Kate. That being said I think she’d have so much more potential if she toned her body because she has a gorgeous face.

  54. 54
    Barry O'Bama Says:

    I bought the same swimsuit for my wife (“Michelle”). It doesn’t look the same on her. On her, all that I see is one big fat a$$!

  55. 55
    RONALD Says:

    Enjoy your fame and youth, Kate as they wont last. But at least when your older you can remember the good times. Best wishes.

  56. 56
    Ana Maria Says:

    I thinks she’s overrated, if she didn’t have those gigantic boobs she would just be an average looking girl.

  57. 57
    Zaid Says:

    bored person on earth

  58. 58
    annnn Says:

    Ill be very sad if i only were knowed by those two things she has on her body… patetic girl

  59. 59
    K R Says:

    @cara

    To the fashion industry anything over size 2 is plus sized. Putting models on the catwalk who wear size 4 and calling them plus sized models is one way of cutting back flak they received after passing away of models like Ramos sisters, isabelle caros etc. But you tell me is that is a plus size in real life. Kate wears a size 4 , or 6 at best. Is that plus size for a model who is 5 ft 10 inc.
    Why should her body be considered to be inspiration for plus sized women who wear say sizes 14 or so, when she isnt even plus sized.

    When the plus-sized debate first came to focus Vogue Italia put larger models on the cover, and Crystal Renn (then a size 12-14) was a regular on the catwalk – there seemed to be a discernible difference between catwalk models, Victoria’s Secret models and the plus-sized models. Few of us felt comfortable to comment on what those differences were, but casting Kate Upton into the category of ‘plus-sized’ models wouldn’t have happened.

  60. 60
    woohooo Says:

    all she will ever be is a underwear/swimsuit model. nothing high class

  61. 61
    mmusic Says:

    Jealous girls talking trash. You know she is sexy. Period. Stop letting your crazy jealous mind pick her apart.

  62. 62
    travis Says:

    curves what curves? she has thin shapeless chicken legs and a huge wide mid section with a long square shaped bum. thats what I like to call hill-billy body. without the boobs and blonde hair she is nothing special.
    The SI models of the 80s and 90s were stellar. curvy but in shape! Christie Brinkley’s hips on one of her covers were so juicy but you could tell she was toned. This chick is lazy looking.

  63. 63
    Kay Blood Says:

    Kate has a beautiful face but those over loaded titaaas look so large that she is turning into a Pam Anderson clone. Those huge breasts are not attractive Kate, you look CHEAP and deformed.

  64. 64
    Dee Says:

    I’ll admit, I think Nina Agdal is far more beautiful than Kate with a much better body (Nina is not too thin and she works out at the gym regularly). But I feel sorry for all the hate Kate gets. It’s not her fault MJ Day and the rest of the execs at SI are obsessed with her boobs and put her on the cover. I respect that they didn’t airbrush her but for a SWIMSUIT magazine, this falls flat. Her boobs look ridiculously large. Irina Shayk, Bar Refaeli, Lucia Dvorska, Esti Ginzburg, Izabel Goulart, Nina Agdal…all very beautiful women to choose from. Kate’s best year was her Rookie year when she wasn’t on the cover.

  65. 65
    Al west Says:

    Very vulgar, ridiculous. What’s this got to do with sports? Bad choice and belongs on a skin porn mag

  66. 66
    Orlando Says:

    lol her boobs look so ridiculously photoshopped and huge!…

  67. 67
    just Says:

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  68. 68
    African Girl Says:

    @DB:
    .
    Your comment is so funny!!
    .
    Seriously dude, what pkanet are you on?! The reason she is being hated is because she IS like the real women. People….women don’t think she shouldn’t be a model because she is not rail thin, she’s got a middle and worse…BOOBS! *Gasps*.
    .
    So what unrealistic example are you talking about?!

  69. 69
    sho Says:

    what can I do? I don’t like her :P

  70. 70
    amika Says:

    @Della: they’re real she’s just making them look WAY bigger than theyy actually are. by posing with her arms like that she can squish them down and together to make them look a lot bigger.

  71. 71
    floppykate Says:

    LOVE curves. hate slop.

  72. 72
    SamanthaCarolina Says:

    She just has super huge boobs… but the rest of the picture looks like a BIG girl. You can just see she’s only going to get fatter in a couple years, just looking at this picture it isn’t hard to picture her as 200 lb or more. She needs to work out.

  73. 73
    Ana Says:

    While I personally don’t think she’s ‘fat’ healthwise (I can think of some people who are FAT by health standards) she is considered “big” by modelling standards and that’s speaks for both runway and print. I think her problem lies in her proportions( She has no shape from the waist down) and the fact that her body’s not toned.

  74. 74
    Venice Resident Says:

    If Kate Upton were a shoe, she’d be a Roket Dog sandal from the early 2000′s.

  75. 75
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    It’s funny to see bishes hating on a girl who’s prettier, probably bigger (than most) and doing a hell of alot more than them. ahahahahahahahaha A “fat”, “average” girl making yall look horrrrrible.

  76. 76
    liz Says:

    i agree. looks like a playboy cover. and i am shocked to read that she is my age! i thought she was 26 or 27

  77. 77
    lady Says:

    This woman has a very odd shape. Not attractive, imo. I wish people would stop trying to make her happen.

  78. 78
    Jaime Says:

    Wow. By reading all of these comments, it just shows how the media/society has shaped our perception into whats deemed beautiful. We’ve been looking at Victorias Secret models for way too long. Seriously, women are their own worst enemy.

  79. 79
    angela Says:

    Hahahaha her boobs aren’t that big. Gross.

  80. 80
    mm Says:

    She looks pregnant! well her boobs look like preggo boobs.

  81. 81
    lou Says:

    i cant believe comments here on this topic…but screw it. i dont give a damn about faggots and jealous women.
    from my point of view (a guy’s point of view!!) she’s stunning, she would be my dream girl

  82. 82
    Veronica Says:

    Wow, she looks very hot. Her Boyfriend knows how to KEEP THE ROMANCE ALIVE in the bedroom with Love Toys from AthenaToysDotcom

  83. 83
    A Says:

    SO overrated! and no, I’m not jealous. I could name dozens of women more sexy than her. She has absolutely no waist definition or hip ratio.. just giant boobs

  84. 84
    PJ Says:

    She is the sexiest model on planet…

  85. 85
    JP Says:

    Sorry, don’t see the attraction

  86. 86
    Lee Davis Says:

    Her milk has come in!

  87. 87
    Lee Davis Says:

    Her milk has come in! Time to pump.

  88. 88
    Carmel Haggins Says:

    I appreciate reading your blog.
    I am looking forward reading more of your articles.
    I agree with you on most points.
    Good job.
    I encourage you continue writing.
    The subject is well covered.

  89. 89
    The Normal One Says:

    It’s about time SI gets a curvey girl. This woman has killer curves and a gorgeous face. One of the hottest covers since Vendela.

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