Kate Upton’s name has been making headlines since the cover of Sports Illustrated leaked on the internet earlier this week.
The 19-year-old has officially become the “It Girl,” as she made the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
The Michigan-born model making the cover came as a surprise to her too. She told the New York Post before the cover leaked, “All I can really say is that I’m in the issue,” and added, “Fingers crossed!”
Today, we got more juicy details about the issue. SI released a two minute video of Upton’s shoot.
The shoot takes place in Australia, where the blonde bombshell is seen posing, dancing and blowing kisses to the camera.
For many naysayers, the video is just proof that the model isn’t just Photoshop hot.
Just last year Upton made her SI swimsuit debut. She was named “Rookie of the Year” in the 2011 issue. She was also named “The Woman of Summer” by Esquire in 2011 too.
But besides the beautiful photo shoot gracing the SI pages, Upton is in the spotlight for another reason. In the past few months, rumors were swirling that Upton had a NFL boyfriend by the name of Mark Sanchez. The Jets player and the model have kept tightlipped, and the rumors have remained just that.
Recently, TMZ attempted to put some truth to the romance rumors and pressed the model about it during a street interview. Upton told the TMZ reported, “Oh, what do you think?” which only encouraged reporter to further press her on the issue.
“I don’t know whatever you think” Upton said again before running off.
Check it out.