Take that, Justin Verlander. For the first time ever, a swimsuit model has appeared on the cover a weekly issue of Sports Illustrated. And definitely in a most fitting manner — given that she has been the “Swimsuit Issue” cover girl for two years straight — said swimsuit model is none other than Kate Upton.
The lovely and talented Miss Upton graces the cover alongside the Atlanta Braves’ brotherhood tandem of B.J. and Justin Upton.
Get it? Upton? They all have the same last name! Brilliant.
The shoot took place in New York when the Braves were in town to face the Mets and a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot follows.
Looks like it was a grand old time.
By the way, the Uptons and their Braves teammates embark on their postseason run on Thursday when the team hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field. No word on whether or not Miss Kate Upton will be in town to cheer on her new baseball-playing pals.
(for more Kate Upton, feel free to peruse the Sportress of Blogitude archives)