Kate Upton: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl 2012?

February 9, 2012

Is Mark Sanchez’s lady love, Kate Upton, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue cover girl for 2012? Those are the rumors that have been spreading like wildfire today. We won’t find out for sure until Monday, when the winner will be revealed on “The Late Show with David Letterman”.

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According to the New York Post, the Victoria’s Secret model is considered to be a front runner for the coveted cover this year. Upton made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue last year. A source told the NY Post that it’s Upton’s blonde “All-American” looks that gives her an edge over the other beauties vying for the cover. And what other beauties am I speaking of? Well, reportedly model Chrissy Teigen (who recently became engaged to John Legend) and Anne Vyalitsyna (Victoria’s Secret model and girlfriend of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine), Alyssa Miller and Genevieve Morton are just a handful of gorgeous girls who are said to be in the running.

Last year’s cover girl was a Sports WAG just like Upton, model Irina Shayk, the girlfriend of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. What does Upton have to say about her chances in getting the SI Swimsuit cover gig? She told Page Six, “All I can really say is that I’m in the issue. Fingers crossed!”

Earlier this week Upton was in the news after rumors surfaced that her New York Jets quarterback boyfriend Mark Sanchez was seeing reality TV star Kim Kardashian on the down low behind Kate’s back. The beautiful blonde has nothing to worry about, as the rumors are of course untrue. Thank God Kim Kardashian didn’t latch on to yet another athlete, eh?

Anyways, we shall find out soon enough who graces that SI Swimsuit Issue cover, and as soon as it is announced, we’ll have photos and video for you all to enjoy! Who’s your pick? Let me know in the comments section below. Meanwhile, here are some photos of Upton, leaving no doubt why she’s one of the top candidates!

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Judy Eddy/DJDM/Joseph Marzull

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