Kate Upton 2013 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issueEver since she made a splash on last year's 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, the world hasn't been able to get enough of Kate Upton. It seems SI can't get enough of her either. The model has landed the cover of the Swimsuit issue for the second year in a row. The magazine, which will be available on February 12, is being "revealed" on Letterman on the 11th. However an image of the 2013 issue was leaked early Friday, and I'd say Kate makes frigid Antarctica look pretty hot.

Rocking a white fur jacket and white bikini bottom, Upton will become the ninth model to ever land the coveted cover spot twice. While personally I'm not the biggest Upton fan after watching her Cat Daddy and seeing her in one too many TOO small bikinis, I think this is awesome. Kate Upton is NOT a teeny tiny model. She has SERIOUS curves and has crazily been criticized for being "fat."

Maybe the days of too-skinny models and unrealistic expectations are fading. Maybe.

For the record, I am in no way calling Kate fat or saying there is anything wrong with Kate's voluptuous figure. Heck, I think most of us can say that we wouldn't mind having it ourselves (at least for a few days, anyway). Her sexy confidence and the way she carries herself is downright admirable. I just find it kind of awesome that a woman who isn't stick thin is making such a name for herself in a world of fad diets and constant criticism.

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of turning on the Victoria's Secret fashion show and hearing about how all of their models go on liquid-only binges for days on end just to "look their best." I think it's time that society gets more honest with what REAL women look like, and celebrate that notion instead of hiding it in the closet.

Congrats to Kate on her second Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. Anyone who can pose in 35 below zero temperatures and still put on a sexy smirk, well, they're a pro in my book.

What do you think of Kate's cover? Are you tired of seeing too-skinny models?

 

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