While the magazine may be guilty of false advertising, we don’t hear any Sports Illustrated readers complaining about Upton’s covers. In the intverview below, Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Kate Upton for this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition containing few actual swimsuits. #SIswimsuits #kateupton #stephencolbert
From Sports Illustrated:
Kate Upton is back where she belongs…on the cover of SI Swimsuit!
It’s true: America’s favorite bombshell, the incomparable Kate Upton will grace the pages of SI Swimsuit once again! The blonde beauty we all know and love was shot by Yu Tsai in beautiful Fiji, marking the fifth time that Kate has landed a spread in the annual Swimsuit issue.
As you may recall, Kate first started her career with SI Swimsuit back in 2011. Her impressive debut earned her our coveted Rookie of the Year honor. She went on to land the cover back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013. At just 22-years-old, she was also named as a member of 22-person SI Swimsuit legends class, which included icons like Heidi Klum, Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks and Elle Macpherson, to name a few.
And here at SI Swimsuit, we believe a legend of Kate’s caliber deserves an equally memorable moment. That’s why you’ll be seeing her on not one…not two…but THREE covers this year.
“We didn’t start off with the idea of three covers, regardless of who was on the cover,” explained SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day. “But when Kate was actually shooting, we were trying so many different looks on her and each photo was coming back just as great as the next.
“It’s a full circle moment for us,” MJ continued. “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.”
Late Night with Stephen Colbert has Kate Upton as a guest
When Kate Upton visited The Late Show to show Stephen Colbert her very revealing Sports Illustrated swimsuit Issue covers. Colbert noticed that she technically isn’t wearing a bathing suit in any of them. “I want to point out that you have a necklace around your neck and a necklace around your waist.
There is no bathing suit involved in this shoot at all,” he illustrated.
In the next photo, Upton wears a jacket to cover her top half with only bathing suit bottoms below. And in the final image, Upton wears what looks like a yarn doily that was stretched across her body. Colbert joked, “You look absolutely beautiful but a little bit like a sea turtle that got swept up in a fishing net.”
Despite the lack of proper bathing attire, there didn’t seem to be any genuine complaints from Upton or Colbert.
See the Kate Upton interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert here:
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on