Kate Upton Graces Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover for Third Time

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Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley all fronted the annual issue three times, while Elle Macpherson holds the record with four cover appearances.

She's once, twice, three times a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover lady.

Kate Upton is once again gracing the cover of the annual issue, becoming only the fourth woman to do so three times. This year, she's making the splash with three different covers.

Other women who were on the cover three times include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley, who also is featured in this year's edition with her two daughters. Elle Macpherson holds the record with five cover appearances.

Other notables in this year's edition include former cover girl Chrissy Teigen, an expectant mother, and athletes including tennis champ Serena Williams and Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles.

The cover was revealed on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, on which Upton appeared as a guest, with the show airing footage of New York's Empire State Building displaying the image from the front of the magazine. Kimmel also showed off all three covers on the actual magazines, which he held up on his desk.

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