Kate Upton was revealed as cover model of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue during a taping of 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City on Monday night (video below).
She appeared with nine other Sports Illustrated swimsuit models (Julie Henderson, Jessica Gomes, Ariel Meredith, Alyssa Miller, Chrissy Teigen, Genevieve Morton, Izabel Goulart, Jessica Perez, Irina Shayk) to read a Top 10 list of “Reasons this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is the Best Ever.”
Sports Illustrated unveiled a billboard of Upton's cover image across from Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan. The 19-year-old Upton graced the coveted cover in only her second appearance. She was "Rookie of the Year" last year.