Kate Upton — Oops, Spoils Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

Memba when our sources published those pics of Kate Upton in a really tiny bikini in the middle of Antarctica Turns out we TOTALLY SCOOPED the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition”s cover!!!!!


Earlier today, the super-secret cover was leaked to the Internet … featuring Kate in the middle of the frozen antarctic tundra … a shoot they TRIED to keep under wraps.

We published the pics back in December, right around the time they were shot — when the temp dipped down to 35 BELOW.

But Kate braved the elements like a stud — and it totally paid off.

And now we have another reason to look at our candid shots from the glacial “set” … as if we really needed one.