Kate Upton is on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2012 cover. The issue was unveiled on Mon. Feb. 13 on Late Show with David Letterman. She appears in a bikini by Cali Dreaming, and was photographed in in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia by famed SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. The issue was released in print and digitally — retail stores, newsstands, iPad, and other tablet computers and mobile platforms today, Feb. 14. Cover, behind-the-scenes video and details are below after the jump.
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As per tradition, the cover was unveiled on Feb. 14 during the Late Show with David Letterman (although it leaked online hours earlier) on a billboard in New York City opposite the Ed Sullivan Theatre where the program is recorded for broadcast. Prior to the unveiling several models took part in reading the Letterman Top 10 List — among them Irina Shayk (who graced last year’s cover), Jessica Gomes, Izabel Goulart, Julie Henderson, Ariel Meredith, Alyssa Miller, Genevieve Morton, Jessica Perez and Chrissy Teigen.
Click here to see the Kate Upton S.I. Swimsuit 2012 cover photos and video. This marks Upton’s second appearance in the SI Swimsuit issue; last year she was named 2011 Rookie of the Year.
Click here to see all the the swimsuit models. The location for the photo shoot was Some of the other models’ who appear in the issue were photographed on location in Apalachicola, Florida on the Gulf Coast.
More details on Kate Upton, who is 19 years old, including more pictures, biography, modeling and film credits at her official Web site: KateUpton.com
Watch video of her February 14, 2012 live appearance on the Today Show, the morning after the unveiling of the cover, as well as a behind-the-scenes video and a video of her doing the Dougie which went viral.
SI Swimsuit behind the scenes video is below.
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