The announcement wasn't supposed to made until Monday night's edition of "The Late Show with David Letterman," but a leaked photo online has been confirmed as the 20 year old's second consecutive year as SI Swimsuit Cover Girl!
The theme of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is "Polar Bare," and the super model gracing its cover almost seems relieved the secret is now out in the open. "We can finally talk about Antarctica!!!!!...Took us 2 months to thaw out," Upton tweeted after the reveal.
We've featured the bombshell on the Hustle in some of the hottest pictorials ever on this site HERE ... HERE ... and HERE! Upton joins a short list of models who have appeared on the cover multiple years in a row including Christie Brinkley (1979, 1980 and 1981) and Elle MacPherson (1986, 1987 and 1988).
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