"Upton, in her second Swimsuit appearance, is joined by 2009 cover model Bar Refaeli – photographed with Rafael Nadal, Chris Paul and Michael Phelps – and 2011 cover model Irina Shayk making her sixth appearance in Swimsuit. Also returning to Swimsuit are Cintia Dicker (4 appearances), Jessica Gomes (5), Izabel Goulart (2), Julie Henderson (6), Ariel Meredith (2), Alyssa Miller (2), Genevieve Morton (3), Chrissy Teigen (3) and Anne V (8). The six 2012 Rookies are Adaora, Nina Agdal, Kirby Griffin, Crystal Renn, Michelle Vawer and Jessica Perez, winner of the 2011 Rookie Model Search. The issue also features a first-ever pairing of two SI Swimsuit traditions — bodypainted athletes. U.S. Soccer star Alex Morgan, the LPGA’s Natalie Gulbis and U.S. swimmer and 11-time US Olympic medal winner Natalie Coughlin’s bodies were the canvases for athletically inspired suits." 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Press Release
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Kate Upton 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model
2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Kate Upton always knew she wanted to be a model. The Florida native’s dream came true three years ago when she walked into an open call.
Since then Kate has worked with photographers Ellen von Unwerth, Yu Tsai, Raphael Mazzucco, and Stewart Shining, and most recently legendary SI photographer, Walter Iooss, Jr., who captured her 2012 cover. Known for her incredible physique, she is the face for Guess Lingerie, Guess Jeans, and Guess Accessories. She was also the face of Dooney & Burke and has worked with Beach Bunny Swimwear.
Not only is Kate known for her work in modeling but she is recognized for her fun and bubbly, charming personality as well. Kate will star in the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox film “The Three Stooges.” Kate’s video of her dancing to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” was the number one watched video on Twitter and Google for multiple weeks. This video also has over 3 million views (growing exponentially daily) on Youtube and continues to be one of the most popular videos online. Her digital fame led to an appearance on the Tosh.0 TV show on Comedy Central.
Kate served as a celebrity host for Ferdinand’s Ball, a gala in Louisville, Kentucky where celebrities, athletes, and community leaders gather to give back to the horses in the Old Friends Retirement Facility. An avid horseback rider herself, she competes in the American Paint Horse Association and had won many championships.
Kate now resides in New York, her favorite city. She enjoys hanging out at the barn, horseback riding and is an avid sportsfan. She is currently pursuing the world of acting, film and movies. Follow her on twitter at twitter.com/kateupton.
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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (www.SI.com/Swimsuit) franchise reaches more than 70 million people annually, and more men 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The iconic franchise now spans more than 20 product extensions in digital social, broadcast, publishing, mobile and consumer products, along with supporting a vibrant experiential marketing business. Since debuting in 1964 Swimsuit has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an established launching pad for successful careers in TV, fashion, business and film including those of Kathy Ireland, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum. All of Swimsuit’s product extensions are built upon a heritage of amazing photography and footage of gorgeous models and athletes from the most exotic locations in the world.
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