Kate Upton is on cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue

Chris Chase

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may or may not be dating model Kate Upton. The New York Post linked them together before Christmas and has spent the past six weeks referencing their original report without much more evidence to support it.

[Photos: See more of SI Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton]

That thinnest of links provides enough reason for us to run a picture of Upton's latest modeling achievement: landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.

Upton, 19, made her swimsuit issue debut last year. She's the second-youngest model to appear on the cover.

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