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Congratulations to Kate Upton, the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swim Editon Cover Girl!

Sports Illustrated has confirmed that Kate Upton is the new 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl! Kate Upton is the second youngest Sports Illustrated cover girl at just 19 (Paulina Porizkova was 18 and landed the cover in 1984).

Here are 5 fun facts about Kate…

  1. Though she was born in Michigan, it was in Miami where Kate found her start in modeling.
  2. Kate is an avid horseback rider, and had a horse named Roanie!
  3. As part of her SoBe Try Everything experience, she had to milk a fake cow filled with Sobe!
  4. She earned the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editors.
  5. Kate definitely can teach you how to Dougie.

Check out this slideshow of Kate’s personal photos from before she was a supermodel…

See the full slideshow on modelinia.com

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