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Kate Upton for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2013

Sports Illustrated has given us some amazing women to gawk out but few meet the vivacious beauty of Kate Upton. And their coveted Swimsuit Issue wouldn’t be right without this photo shoot by Derek Kettela. Below are 28 photos shot aptly in Antartica and 17 from the Body Paint session.

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Kate Upton was made for the bikini but most of us agree it looks even better when it’s painted on. For gents who can’t get enough of the American beauty, you can view highlights of the Body Paint shoot in the video below.

For a further look at the issue and to see the rest of their models for this year check out Sports Illustrated‘s index here.

Graham C. Gibbs
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