Published: Thu, February 16, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard star in Swimsuit Issue 2017

Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard star in Swimsuit Issue 2017

The news was announced on U.S. chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, with the image of one of the covers then projected onto New York's Empire State Building. Tuesday night that she got the call saying she had scored the cover only one day prior to the magazine's reveal.

After some brief pomp and circumstance, it was revealed that Kate Upton earned the honor of being the cover model for a third time in her career. In fact, the tagline for this year's issue is: "Every body, Every age, Every handsome".

Hunter McGrady is dedicating her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition shoot to any woman who has ever felt "uncomfortable or insecure" because of certain body issues.

What do you think of Upton's 2017 cover? The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is on stands February 15.

Joining fellow tennis players Bouchard and Williams is Pole Caroline Wozniacki, who has featured in previous Swimsuit Issues.

"I have the passion to embrace all body types, in all different people, and all different types of women - it is really special to me", she said.

The SI Swimsuit fans were clearly thrilled that the 24-year-old blond bombshell has returned to show off her stunning bod once again.

"It's a full circle moment for us", Sports Illustrated editor MJ Day said in a statement.

Upton made her debut in Sports Illustrated in 2011, according to CNN, and was also named rookie of the year by the outlet.

I'm impressed because she got exactly what she wanted. To participate, take a video of yourself, in your swimsuit, filling in the blank: "I model _".

The Danish beauty is hailed as one of the world's most striking models and she doesn't disappoint, hitting the beach with some carefully placed metallic pasties and nothing else! She can be seen next in The Wild Man and The Lover, both of which are in post-production. Look out for SI's Swimsuit Issue on newsstands near you.

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