Well, looks like all those reports of Kate Upton being booted from the cover of Sports Illustrated for being a diva were greatly exaggerated because here we are.
Despite reports that on-set behavior caused Upton to fall out of favor with SI, Upton still landed Sports Illustrated‘s coveted cover for the third time in her career.
The 24-year-old was revealed as the cover model for the 2017 edition of the Swimsuit issue on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday and the cover was immediately projected onto the Empire State Building in New York. The Swimsuit Edition helped launch Upton’s career when she first was named Rookie of the Year in 2011.
Kate Upton may have lost some of her luster over the last couple of years, but you gotta hand it to her, few people on Earth can rock the shit out of a bikini like she does.