Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2013: Twitter Reacts to Cover Model Kate Upton

John RozumCorrespondent IFebruary 12, 2013

Kate Upton repeats as SI's swimsuit cover model.
Kate Upton repeats as SI's swimsuit cover model.Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Model Kate Upton has encored as Sports Illustrated's swimsuit cover model.

Per SI Swimsuit's official Twitter feed:

And according to Natalie Finn of EOnline:

The 20-year-old joins an incredibly elite list of models who've commanded the cover multiple years in a row: Christie Brinkley went back-to-back-to-back in 1979, 1980 and 1981; Elle MacPherson did the same between 1986 and 1988; Paulina Porizkova posed in 1984 and 1985 and Tyra Banks starred in 1996 and 1997 (though she had to share with Valeria Mazza in 1996).

As one can imagine, Twitter went crazy over Upton. Given that the photo shoot took place in Antarctica, she earns some props for toughness.

Then again, it's Antarctica and just being there had to be unbelievably cold.

Alas, reactions to Upton repeating on the cover:



The New York Post



Brooklyn Decker



Darren Rovell



This is funny


For the win!



This has got to be true, right?



Irony always finds a way to appear



It's true, though



But then again, that should be expected



Who wants to go to Antarctica?



And... Kate Upton


Upton also did an interview with the Today Show on NBC.

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In the interview, per Scott Strump of Today, Upton stated:

"When I came back I was losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep warm."

“I could really only do it for a minute and then everyone would come running and throw blankets on top of me and they would build me like a little blanket cave,’’ she said. “I really went all out on this. We went there thinking we might not even get a shot, and came back with the cover.”

Considering it's Antarctica, even trying to do a photo shoot there had to be difficult, let alone for a swimsuit magazine cover. That's simply impressive.