Kate Upton poses topless for Sports Illustrated cover

Ronda RouseyHailey ClausonCover star: Last year, SI released three different covers of its Swimsuit edition one of which featured model Ashley GrahamFamily picture: Christie Brinkley posed up with newcomers to SI, her two daughters, Alexa Joel and Sailor CookShe's back: Kate then surprised by getting her second SI cover the following yearBig debut: The model landed her first cover in 2012, just a year after being featured in the magazine for the first time Not a record yet: She still needs to get a few more covers to beat Elle Macpherson, who currently holds top honors with five coversGo big or go home: The show crossed to New York where her cover was projected onto the Empire State BuildingBroke the rules: While sworn to secrecy, the Other Woman star confessed she had told some family members and fiance Justin VerlanderBig secret: The model had been trying to find out whether three time was a charm for days, 'They're very difficult to read they totally ghost you''So honored': Kate took to Instagram as soon as she had wrapped her appearance on the late show saying she was so glad to be backGolden girl: Inside the magazine, the 24-year-old gets a chance to wear a full bikini top and allShe's a professional: Editor MJ Day said Kate was so good in her shoot they could not pick just one photograph'Hand placement was very important': The star joked that the magazine issue should be called 'Sports Illustrated Nude Magazine' Pick a favorite: The 2017 edition marks the third time that Kate has starred on the cover and to recognize that, this year there will be three different versions celebrating her famed curvesCover star: Kate Upton was revealed as the cover model of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on Tuesday