The cover (or should I say covers) read “Kate the Great”… That’s right, Kate Upton, in true diva style, after not appearing in the Sports Illustrated 2016 Swimsuit Edition, landed the cover of the 2017 edition. And not just one cover, she got all three!
Last years, Sports Illustrated started putting out multiple covers, most likely to get collectors to buy all three, but this is the first time the same model has appeared on all three.
There was speculation that Simone Biles and Aly Raisman would get a cover and that another cover would go to Christie Brinkley and her daughters… and that the 3rd cover was up for grabs by one of the other models. This would have been more inline with the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition where the three covers went to Ashley Graham (plus-sized model), Ronda Rousey (athlete) and Hailey Clauson (the traditional Sports Illustrated swimsuit type)
But no… this year, it is all Kate Upton. What do you think of Sports Illustrated’s choice this year? Let us know in the comments!