Sports Illustrated Releases Swimsuit Issue with Kate Upton and Katherine Webb

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 11, 2013

The Sports Illustrated issue you wait an entire year to purchase is finally here, and it will feature two of the nation's favorite women in Kate Upton and Katherine Webb. 

While Upton gets the cover, Webb may dominate the hype leading up to the issue hitting stores on Feb. 12. 

For all things Swimsuit Issue and more bikini pictures than you can shake a stick at, visit the official Sports Illustrated swimsuit website.

For those of you who prefer your swimsuits on video, the website delivers this teaser that pretty much sells the magazine in a little over a minute with images of beautiful models working in gorgeous locales. 

As you more than likely know, Upton won her second consecutive cover for the prized issue, but was still featured in an unveiling of sorts on Monday's The Late Show With David Letterman. 

As Coed Magazine reports, the house was packed with some of the most beautiful women in the world. Upton even tweeted a picture of her with fellow fabulous females, Webb, Chrissy Teigen and Hannah Davis. 

There weren't many who were shocked to find Upton went back-to-back to land on the highly coveted cover. Her beauty and vibrant personality resonate with fans, both in her breathtaking photo shoots and the many videos featuring her dance moves

What's more surprising is the name that will sit comfortably next to Upton's in every headline announcing the new issue—Katherine Webb. 

Consider for a moment that just over a month ago, most people who will buy the magazine had no idea that Webb even existed. Now, she will be the reason many make the purchase. also launched a new part of its website called Swim Daily, covering all things swimsuit. On Monday, that delivered a whole bunch of Webb goodness, including a few pictures of her rocking an Auburn and Alabama mash-up jersey. 

For those unaware, Webb is an Auburn grad who is now dating Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, a young man she was rooting on at the BCS National Championship Game when she went from anonymous fan to American sweetheart. 

Webb will also be featured in the upcoming Celebrity Diving reality show, alongside Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh. There is no telling whether this is the ultimate in fame and fortune for Webb, or just the start of what will be a remarkable career. 

The only certainty is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will soon hit store shelves, and it is as star-studded as they come.