2017 ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue Cover Model: Kate Upton (Photos)

by: Joseph On  Thursday, February 16, 2017

In the dead of winter, the first glimmer of the coming spring is usually not whatever Punxsutawney Phil gets up to but the advance promotion for the annual Sports Illuatrated Swimsuit Issue. True to form, the magazine recently announced who the cover model for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is going to be, and the selection will probably not send shockwaves throughout the world—not that that’s a complaint.

The announcement came via the official Sports Illustrated Twitter account:

That’s right, it’s Kate Upton, who’s gracing the cover of the magazine’s famed Swimsuit Issue for the third time. Perhaps in honor of that fact, the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has not one but three variant covers.

You can see a larger view of those three covers, along with a few other shots from Kate Upton’s 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue photo shoots, in the gallery below. For more on the whole shooting match you can head over to SI‘s official site here, and watch for this year’s Swimsuit Issue in an old man’s garage near you in the very near future.

Here’s the gallery: