Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Kate Upton Wants To Be “On The Coffee Table”


Note to American parents, if you want your children to be competitive with in the world 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Kate Upton may have a lesson for you. After being the magazine’s Rookie of the Year in 2011, the 19-year-old beat all those gorgeous foreigners to take the cover, which hits newsstands today. In her video profile on, as she poses seductively in the sand, she tells us in voice-over how she got there: “If I got the cover, I would be so excited. It’s always what I talked about. I grew up in an American family, it always was on the coffee table. And to be that girl on the magazine on the coffee table would be really groundbreaking for me.”

Um, so yeah, America. Leave copies of magazines featuring scantily clad ladies around the house, and your daughters will grow up to be supermodels who may or may not be dating New York Jets quarterbacks. (Thanks a lot, Mom and Dad, for leaving The New Yorker and National Geographic around our living room. Geez.)

Anyway, aside from being drop-dead gorgeous and causing us to put down our morning bagels, Kate seems pretty funny too. She was, at least, game for the least-flattering line in David Letterman’s “Top Ten Reasons This Year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Is The Best One Ever.”

After eight other models purred and posed their reasons, Kate stepped forward and revealed number two: “The art department was able to airbrush my mustache.”

Previously: Should Kate Upton Be The Next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl?

[Photo: Sports Illustrated]

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