The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is out and to the surprise of many people (myself included), Kate Upton doesn’t appear anywhere in it. Upton landed her rookie spot in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue where she became an overnight sensation, appearing in body paint and winning the coveted Rookie of the Year spot. According to Upton (in the below video), she had even missed the casting for the 2011 edition and all the girls had already been picked. They agreed to see her and she made a good enough impression that they made room for her in the 2011 edition.
Then in 2012 and 2013, Upton was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She also appeared on the flip side cover in 2014. Then something strange happened. 2015 comes along and there is no Kate Upton in the issue. Before its release, some people were speculating whether or not she would be on the cover but I don’t think many expected to not see her in it at all.
So what happened? Why did Kate Upton not appear in this issue? Did Sports Illustrated not want her? Did she just not want to do it this year? There hasn’t been a lot of information on that from what I have seen. Nobody seems to know exactly what happened. Neither Sports Illustrated nor Kate Upton seem to be commenting on the omission.
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