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Sports Illustrated really likes Kate Upton! The model just landed her third SI swim cover and fifth appearancein the coveted mag spread! “To have an issue that focuses on that is really an amazing moment for me because I think it’s important for everyone to be the best they can be, but not to strive to be a company or industry’s idea of perfect,” Upton told Sports Illustrated. “For SI to emphasize every different type of perfect is really inspiring. Those are the campaigns I want to do and the career I want to have — to inspire women to love themselves.”
Kate landed her first cover in 2011 at just 19 and has been a celebrated member of the issue since then! “It’s a full circle moment for us,” SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said. “We started Kate in her career, and you know, we watched her grow and become not only this worldwide, superstar phenomenon; she changed the direction of the modeling industry. Kate Upton was really this trailblazer that led the way for the Ashley Grahams of the world and everything you’re seeing happen that’s different in fashion right now.” And yes there are three different covers.
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