Kate Upton is back on the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue for a second year in a row.
This time, the 20-year-old blond bombshell is looking noticeably colder!
The magazine announced the news (and revealed Kate’s cover) via Twitter on Friday, writing, “POLAR BARE: @KateUpton in Antarctica is your 2013 SI Swimsuit Cover Model!”
On the Antarctica-themed cover, the model is seen sporting tiny white bikini bottoms with a wide-open, fur-trimmed jacket – and nothing underneath.
The model took to Twitter to discuss her cover, writing “I look… Cold lol.”
Adding, “Took us 2 months to thaw out.”
Kate, a 5’ 10” Florida native, first graced the cover of the mag for the 2012 Swimsuit Issue in a tiny red-and-brown, sparkle-covered string bikini with a view of the waters of Australia behind her.
The Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit Issue, which will feature photos of models on all seven continents, will hit newsstands on Tuesday.
-- Erin O’Sullivan