You know what they say about the third time, right? Well, Kate Upton covers the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for the third time and to mark the occasion, the model appears on three different covers. While the blonde bombshell has appeared in five Swimsuit issues throughout her career, her third cover is a three-fer! From a strictly fashion perspective, Upton isn't wearing traditional bathing suits on any of the covers, either. She employs a skillful hand bra on two of the covers, as well.
On one version, she is rocking a knotted, stringy white bathing suit that bares a lot of skin. On another, she is topless, wearing a chunky statement necklaces, gobs of bracelets, and belt-like bottoms. That's considered the "naked" cover, since Upton is pretty much wearing jewelry and nothing else. On the other, she is wearing a plain white bottom and a blue, silver, and sequined cropped jacket. The covers are typically Kate Upton — that is, she looks very pretty.
Upton's fellow blonde Christie Brinkley and her daughters did a joint photo shoot for the 2017 SI Swimsuit Issue and it has been generating plenty of chatter. Brinkley was the first model to appear on the cover for three consecutive issues.
Upton's fans will surely be stoked to see her in three different poses and in three unique swim ensembles.
Let's have a look at the covers below.
That's a strategically placed arm and a minimalist swimsuit.
That's another strategically placed arm. Upton is wearing piles of jewelry and little else. This is her accessorized look, including her hand bra, and her "Naked" cover.
That jacket is a high fashion moment! Upton is rocking a super natural, "no makeup" makeup look here, since that cropped jacket is epic, is the centerpiece of the look, and provides the pop of color.
Can you pick a favorite of the three?
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