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Kate Upton Scores Third Straight Cover! So, S.I. Is Going With Multiple Covers This Year?

Kate Upton Covers 2014 Sports Illustrated 50th Swimsuit Cover  1

Did editors at S.I. play a cruel joke on “cover girls” Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen by featuring the trio on what was and is a completely random cover and pulling the cover issue with now-three-time cover girl Kate Upton out from their back pocket a couple days later. At least now Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge can call themselves S.I. cover girls as they head into retirement.

So what’s up with the Kate Upton cover, anyway? Rumor has it that there were internal politics going down at S.I. that forced them to run with the trio cover since it was more 50th Anniversary-friendly and then soon after, editors probably realized the cover fell flat in the buzz department, so now we’re seeing Kate. Now if see both those covers, which would you pick up?

As most of you know, I’m not the biggest Kate Upton fan, but if S.I. editors made up their mind against our #1 choice Irina Shayk (especially considering she’s from Russia), I think it’s safe to say that this cover with Kate is a 1000x better than the trio cover. The trio cover released late last week made me wonder what the fuck was going on because you didn’t expect S.I. to pull such a dumb stunt for such a big issue (50th anniversary), so I’m happy to it was just a promo thing. So yes, Kate Upton will score one more cover before she goes into retirement, so she’ll probably hold that record for at least 20-30 years.

I’m sure the zero-G idea was pretty cool to experience, but now that I see the photos, they don’t get me excited at all. Even with Kate’s voluptuous body, the shoot is probably best consumed in video format as opposed to still photography (for obvious reasons). We’ve included a few shots, but you can hit up S.I. for Kate Upton’s complete shoot >>>

Kate Upton

Irina Shayk at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary

Irina Shayk

In partnership with Barbie, The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Pink Carpet Celebration took place in Manhattan. Irina Shayk once again appears in the SI Swimsuit issue but how she doesn’t get the nod to be on the cover again is highly questionable. Either way, Irina looks her usual ridiculously sexy self in this year’s shots. Head over to SI Swimuit 2014 to check out all of Irina’s sexy swimsuit photos!

5 Favorites at SI Swimsuit 50 Anniversary Celebration

Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley, Petra Nemcova, Daniela Pestova, Rachel Hunter

Pictured: Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley, Petra Nemcova, Daniela Pestova, Rachel Hunter

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Pink Carpet celebration launched the 2014 SI Swimsuit Issue. In partnership with Barbie, several of the past cover models attended the event to promote both SI and Barbie. The SI Swimsuit issue is on newsstands now. You can head over to SI Swimsuit to check out this year’s batch of models and photos.

See also: Irina Shayk at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary

MoeJackson Research: Irina Shayk Should Be On The Cover, But Kate Upton Will Cover 2014 S.I. Swimsuit Issue


We’ve said this over & over again, but S.I. editors refuse to listen.

FYI: The Cold War is over and it’s perfectly alright to allow a Russian supermodel to cover an all-American swimsuit magazine more than once! It’s unfortunate that the political winds are blowing against Irina, but I guess that’s the world we live in. I know we’ve done this same poll a few times in the past 24 months, but it’s always fun to do it again…


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