Kate Upton is your 2017 cover model of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
The magazine published three covers with Kate, each one wearing progressively less. The so-called collector’s edition features Kate wrapped in macramé.
During the reveal, Jimmy Kimmel questioned if Kate’s attire even qualified as a swimsuit “because it seems just like a hammock torn to shreds.”
Sports Illustrated kept all the models in suspense. Kate didn't learn she was on the cover until the magazine went to press on Monday. She was sworn to secrecy. Though Kate confessed to telling a few family members.
Her fiancé, baseball pitcher Justin Verlander, could not be with her to celebrate. The Detroit Tigers started spring training on Valentine’s Day! Justin tweeted, (quote) “When your Valentine is out of town on #ValentinesDay #guysday #golf #dinner #movies #socktan”