Kate Upton is joining some pretty impressive company. Sports Illustrated announced today Upton will grace the cover of this year's swimsuit editions.

It's her third time, and she joins Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley. Elle MacPherson is the Michael Jordan of this group with five covers.

Upton's fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, tweeted congratulations with drooling emojis.




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