Kate Upton Found Out She had been Named the 2012 SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Model on Letterman like Everyone Else

February 17, 2012 – 9:30 am by Michael Bean

To be 19, beautiful, wealthy and at the center of the modeling universe at the moment. Such is life for Kate Upton, who of course, was recently revealed as this year’s cover model for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. Upton, who found out that she would be gracing the cover on Monday night’s David Letterman show, is a longtime Jets fan who was once rumored to have been dating Mark Sanchez. Listen to her field questions about those rumors, being named the cover model, and other topics in the following interview.

Upton joined WFAN in New York to talk about how the cover model selection process goes, not learning about being on the cover until Monday night when she was on David Letterman with nine other models apparently up for consideration as well, how many girls were in the running for the coveted spot, what she’d like the future to hold for professionally after this honor, the rumors that she once dated Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, asking Victor Cruz out for a Valentine’s date only to be rejected (she didn’t know Cruz was hitched and a father), her dating life and what a typical day is like for her.

On the process that goes into being selected as the cover model for the SI Swimsuit Issue:

“I am actually not in the room for the picking process, surprisingly, so I’m not sure, but I had a really good shot and I was really confident and I got it. I guess it’s just the best picture wins. I’m not sure.”

How many girls were in the running for the coveted spot:

“I think there’s 17 or 19 girls in the magazine, and 10 of us were on David Letterman two nights ago. So it was between the ten of us I guess.”

On when she found out that she had been selected as the cover model:

“On David Letterman actually when he revealed the cover. I found out with the rest of the world.”

On what the future holds for her:

“Well I was in the Three Stooges and the Farrelly brothers were the directors, and it was just so much fun to be on set with them, I had a really great experience. So I definitely would like to go and act a little bit more. But, you know, I’m not really sure right now. I want to just enjoy the moment, I’m on the cover, I want to celebrate for a little bit longer before I look at my next move.”

On the rumors that she once dated Mark Sanchez:

“You know what, when that came out in the Post, I actually blamed you for it. I blamed you because remember when I was on your show and you were like ‘who do I want to date?’ and I picked three. And I think it was because I didn’t go on a date with the guy I actually chose. You spread to the Post this crazy rumor.”

So did she or did she not ever date Sanchez:

“Well you tell me. You’re the one who called the Post.”

Whether she’s dating anyone last night:

“Well I didn’t have a Valentine. I asked Victor Cruz to be my Valentine last night at launch. He said no. And he did it on camera too. He could have done it in private. Public humiliation is the worst.”

On what a normal day is like for her:

“Well there’s a lot of traveling, and there is a lot of photo shoots. But if I’m not working and I’m at home, I have a dog and I take care of her. I work out with my personal trainer. But usually I like to just stay in in my pajamas and relax.”

Listen here to Upton with Joe & Evan on WFAN in New York

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  1. One Response to “Kate Upton Found Out She had been Named the 2012 SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Model on Letterman like Everyone Else”

  2. A funny spoof on the SI Cover – Tom Brady Appears on Sports Illustrated Cover: The Swimsuit Issue, just published on The Goose – http://wp.me/p27mGo-5I

    By TheGoose on Feb 20, 2012

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