Jimmy Kimmel announced that Kate Upton will be the cover-girl for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year, bringing the popular supermodel on stage during ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’.
Not only did Kimmel reveal this year’s cover model, the late-night show also offered a quick view of the the cover, which you can see above. The SI Swimsuit launched on SI.com/Swimsuit immediately following the broadcast. It begins a week of festivities culminating in Vibes by Swimsuit, a music, food and culture festival taking place in Houston, February 17 and 18.
Yu Tsai shot Upton for the magazine in Fiji, this is now the fifth time that Kate has appeared in the Swimsuit issue. Upton’s first appearance with SI was back in 2011, earning her the title ‘Rookie of the Year’.
“I was very excited when MJ asked me to be back in the issue,” Kate told the magazine. “Especially when this year’s theme is about every woman of every age and every body type being accepted. It was inspiring to be asked to be a part of that issue.
“For me, it was MJ’s passion for having it be this theme and this issue and that’s why I wanted to be a part of this magazine again,” Kate continued. “Those are the campaigns I want to do and the career I want to have — to inspire women to love themselves. That’s a balance of working hard and eating healthy but also enjoying life and having cheat days and for the emphasis not to be on the ideal perfect body. It makes me proud to be asked back.”
Upton will star in the film “The Disaster Artist,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic “The Room”. That film will be directed by James Franco, and stars both James and Dave Franco, Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Seth Rogen and Kate Upton. Other stars expected to appear in the film include Jason Mantzoukas, June Diane Raphael, Josh Hutcherson, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone and even Tommy Wiseau himself.
If you have never seen “The Room,” it’s not known for being terrific. In fact, just the opposite. From bad sound design, to cheap sets, with completely bizarre acting, you’re better off watching it at Rifftrax.
That being said, it’s a trainwreck that will remind you that movies aren’t easy to make. The film has a huge following, with crowds gathering around Tommy Wiseau whenever he gives public-appearances to speak about the project.