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Kate Upton: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2012 cover model

Kate Uptattends 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue unveiling party New York. She's Floridgirl who's comfortable bikini now 19-year-old model Kate

Kate Upton attends the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue unveiling party, in New York. She's a Florida girl who's comfortable in a bikini, and now 19-year-old model Kate Upton is on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. (AP Photo/P

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Updated: May 9, 2012 10:15AM

Victoria’s Secret model Kate Upton, just 19, is the 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl. The announcement was made official Monday on “Late Show with David Letterman.” Upton, who hails from Michigan and was raised in Florida, made her SI Swimsuit debut in last year’s issue, in which she was named “Rookie of the Year.” CLICK HERE for a look at the SI Swimsuit covers through the years:

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