Kate Upton is the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model, Kate, was SI “Rookie of the Year” last year and this year the 2012 SI Swimsuit Issue, she wears a tiny red-and-brown, sparkle –covered string bikini with a view of the waters of Australia in the background as she poses for the magazine cover, according to reports of several international news sites on Monday, February 13, 2012.
Kate Upton, 19-year old Melbourne, Florida, native joins an elite group of women who’ve appeared on the coveted cover shot, together with Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, Tyra Banks and Brooklyn Decker last year.
The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue contents extend more beyond the pages, hitting the magazine newsstands, the web, iPhones and tablets today will feature 18 models and six athletes with over 150 photos and 2 hours of video.
These digital extensions will be available for iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Barnes & Noble Nook Color, Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola Xoom and Android smartphones.
Terry McDonell, Editor Time Inc. Sports Group, said, “You will see innovation on every Swimsuit platform this year.”
“The magazine tablet app showcases the highest levels of photography through scrolling-panoramic sequences, we created a new music section on SI.com, and on your iPad and iPhone the 360 degree views of bodypaint will offer an entirely new perspective on Swimsuit,” McDonell added.