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Some people consider her to be the sexiest swimsuit model alive. And to be honest, those people have a legitimate case on their hands.

Kate Upton first graced the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, subsequently being named the issue’s ‘rookie of the year’.

Related: Kate Upton in a tiny bikini is eye popping

It would be hard to disagree that this has to be one of the sexiest SI shoots of all-time.

The gorgeous 24-year-old Michigan gal went on to become the magazine’s cover in both 2012 and 2013. That decision must have been a no-brainer.