Sports Illustrated chose the 20-year-old model for the second year in a row, revealing the cover via twitter with the comment, "POLAR BARE: @KateUpton in Antarctica is your 2013 SI Swimsuit Cover Model!" Brr, at least she gets to wear a jacket in that cold Antarctic weather... well, kinda.
This year boasts a promise of photos of models found on all seven continents and we can't help but wonder what Kate did to be stuck with the coldest one! We kid, we kid - the picture is sizzling and we send our congratulations to Kate for securing this spot two years in a row! This hasn't been the case since Tyra Banks got the honor in 1996 and 1997.
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