Polar Bare: Kate Upton Heats Up SI Swimsuit Cover

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Sports Illustrated has officially revealed the cover of the highly anticipated annual February Swimsuit Issue, featuring Kate Upton going "Polar Bare" in Antarctica. Get a first look…

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The cover had been leaked earlier on Friday by a blogger, prompting Sports Illustrated to officially confirm that it was real on Twitter. The cover usually gets its grand reveal on The Late Show with David Letterman, and this Monday's show was the scheduled unveiling, but this year social media had other plans. Sorry, Dave!

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With much of the Northeast experiencing the wintery wallop of Nemo, perhaps a little early supermodel warmth will go a long way. Who's complaining?

This is the second year in a row that Kate Upton has graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.