Kate Upton returns to the cover of Sports Illustrated for their 2017 Swimsuit Issue. The 24-year-old blonde bombshell will be featured on three covers, marking the fifth time that Kate has landed a spread in annual Swimsuit issue. Captured by photographer Yu Tsai in beautiful Fiji, Kate first started her career with SI Swimsuit back in 2011 with her impressive debut that earned her the coveted Rookie of the Year honor. She later went on to land the cover back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013. “We didn’t start off with the idea of three covers, regardless of who was on the cover,” explained SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day. “But when Kate was actually shooting, we were trying so many different looks on her and each photo was coming back just as great as the next. It’s a full circle moment for us. We started Kate in her career, and you know, we watched her grow and become not only this worldwide, superstar phenomenon; she changed the direction of the modeling industry. Kate Upton was really this trailblazer that led the way for the Ashley Grahams of the world and everything you’re seeing happen that’s different in fashion right now.” For more visit Sports Illustrated‘s official site here.