Kate Upton has unofficially bagged a third Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.
The coveted spot on the front of the sexy magazine was taken up by the busty blonde for two years in a row in 2012 and 2013.
It was a battle of gorgeous models this year and in the end the publication clearly couldn’t make its mind up, featuring Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.
Luckily Kate’s fans needn’t feel disheartened, as it turns out she’s made it onto her very own bonus flipside cover, which shows her giving the camera a sultry look as she wears a small coral bikini.
It’s a look the 21-year-old is a big supporter of.
“As a Florida girl, I have to admit I really do love a small bikini… so my favourite suit is something that I actually feel like I would wear and just has all these amazing neon colours and is bright and tiny and just brings this life to the photos and it’s just so amazing,” she excitedly told fashionista.com.
If that wasn’t enough, Kate also appears in three features inside the 2014 magazine.
The blonde bombshell stars alongside Tyra Banks in a section titled ‘Legends’, with both wearing small black swimwear for the shots.
There’s also the Cook Island spread and a ‘Zero G’ feature, which shows Kate floating around in a spaceship, wearing a futuristic gold bikini.
In a behind-the-scenes clip, the camera crew and Kate can be seen battling the zero gravity conditions as they try to get the pictures just right.
Ditching the small swimwear, Kate also appears in a fairytale spread for Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book.
Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, it shows the model – who appeared on the cover of Carine’s first edition of the publication – wearing beautiful black and white clothing.
The setting is decadent, with candles and fancy table decor featuring and a menacing dark character looming behind Kate in the background
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