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 >>>