Kate Upton’s second ever cover for Sports Illustrated magazine has been revealed after it was leaked online.
Kate Upton, 20, is near topless as she shows off her famous curves in white bikini bottoms in a snap so scorching she could melt the ice caps in the background.
The blonde bombshell covers her modesty with a fur-lined hooded jacket, pressing her cleavage together as she holds up the hood.
In the snaps, Kate Upton wears minimal make-up on her youthful complexion and has her blonde locks out in a straight style.
Back in December, Kate Upton was seen working the chilly shoot for the magazine spread on a boat with the Sports Illustrated crew.
Sports Illustrated chartered the boat for a ten day voyage between Argentina and Antarctica.
Apparently, they wanted to photograph Kate Upton for the forthcoming issue of the magazine with a backdrop of icebergs.
Kate Upton was more than happy to take part, after all it was featuring on the cover of the magazine’s much-lauded swimsuit edition that Kate first came to public attention last year.
Since that now famous issue, which hit newsstands in February 2012, Kate Upton has become one of America’s top rated models.
Furthermore, she has made the tricky leap from swimsuit model to high fashion, appearing on the covers of American and Italian Vogue.
In photographs from the photo shoot, Kate Upton can be seen braving the incredibly cold minus temperatures in just a small white bikini top and tasseled bottoms.
Her feet, in thermal moon boots, are just as white as the snow piled up on the deck of the boat.
Eventually, Kate Upton was able to swap the ebb and flow of the Antarctic Sea for the firm ground of Antarctica itself.
Bizarrely, Kate Upton was greeted by a man dressed as an Oreo cookie once she stepped on terra firma.
It is not clear why there was a man dressed as a giant biscuit on the icy uninhabited continent, but he might have been overseeing the delivery of 5,000 Oreo cookies to the scientists based at the Palmer Station in the Antarctic Peninsula.