Kate Upton three-peats as SI's swimsuit queen

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Sports Illustrated has once again handed their coveted swimsuit issue cover to Upton for the third time in her career, as she not only went topless, but she does it in three different covers for us.

The news was announced on U.S. chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, with the image of one of the covers then projected onto New York's Empire State Building.

However, in an interview with the New Daily in December, Bouchard said she will always have a presence on social media.

She said, "The first person I called was Justin", referring to her Detroit Tigers pitcher fiancé Justin Verlander. It's not just looking pretty in a bikini, I'll tell you that, " she says, adding: "But they knew bringing me on the shoot that I'm one of those girls who's down to do whatever". This year the cover star is Kate Upton.

Past year things got interesting when SI named three different cover models. She was on our cover once, too! "She's thinks she's better than everyone because she's an actress". Tuesday night. Upton also appeared on the cover of the swimsuit issue in 2012 and 2013.

In an Instagram post, the legendary model thanked the magazine for "sending a powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date!" The tennis pro speaks candidly about her experience stepping in front of the lens, noting that her first swimsuit option was a strong confidence boost. To participate, take a video of yourself, in your swimsuit, filling in the blank: "I model _". "On a personal level, I thought, if I can pull this off, I think it will help redefine those numbers and remove some of the fear of aging". The model stood out for the cover spot while Upton and SI were negotiating before the photo shoot.