Kate Upton on Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition cover again

Kate Upton chats with Access Hollywood Live's Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover about being selected as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model for the third time.

One of the few women to ever do the cover three times is Christie Brinkley, who also is featured in this year's edition with her two daughters.

"It always feels great to be a part of Sports Illustrated, but especially this year because of what the issue is all about", she said. Even though she didn't go to college and lamented that she "missed out" on drinking games, Upton proved to be a natural at the game and quickly beat Fallon.

FYI: Serena is wearing an American Apparel swimsuit. One features a swimsuit that by Kate Upton's admission is "basically a rope". One of the major highlights for Williams was getting to wear a thong bikini, which she has never done before.

Kate Upton is the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 cover model.

Who can forget the 24-year-old beauty's reaction when she found out her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, didn't win the Cy Young Award? "It would be really wonderful", she said at the time.

Model Kate Upton works hard to maintain her swimsuit body.

MJ may have been overselling just a little, because her comments implied just how important this shoot was for the world...of fashion... But Upton is now tied with other unforgettable three-time supermodels, including Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Christie Brinkley - who, at 63, shares the interior pages with Upton and others this year. I think we can all say this is a highlight for everyone.

Olympic Gold Medalists Simone Biles and Aly Raisman make their SI Swimsuit debut in the 2017 issue. "I want to thank @MJ_Day for an opportunity like this and for being a force in this industry", McGrady said, praising the magazine's director.

  • Marlene Weaver