She is the swimsuit model who divides public and the fashion industry’s opinion, but there is no doubt that Kate Upton is one of the hottest properties in fashion right now. On Tuesday, she launched the latest annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, her second in succession, joining an elite group, including Elle Macpherson, Christie Brinkley and Tyra Banks, who have appeared more than once on the cover.

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The pictures, which were shot in -4C conditions in Antarctica caused havoc for the girl from Florida (strange that when wearing nothing), with Upton stating: “When I came back, I was losing my hearing and eyesight. My body was shutting down because it was working so hard to keep me warm.” We have a feeling that her pain will cause men across the world a whole load of pleasure.

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