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Kate Upton

A legend of the SI Swimsuit brand, Kate Upton first posed for the publication in 2011, when her two features earned her Rookie of the Year honors. Since then, the Michigan native has landed the cover of the magazine on three separate occasions. Additionally, she has taken on challenges like posing in zero gravity, modeling in Antarctica and more throughout her time with the brand. 

In addition to her work with SI Swimsuit, the supermodel is also an entrepreneur and actress. Upton is co-owner of ready-to-drink beverage company Vosa Spirits and has appeared in films like The Other Woman and The Layover. She’s also landed covers on publications such as Maxim and Health, and has collaborated with major brands including Bobbi Brown, Express, GUESS, Donna Karan and others.

Upton and her husband, pro baseball player Justin Verlander, share a daughter named Genevieve. The SI Swimsuit icon returns to the brand for her seventh year with the publication of the 2024 magazine.







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