Channing Sargent
February 15, 2017 6:07 pm

Kate Upton was named Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition cover girl for the third time. She earned three different covers for the 2017 issue, without, as Twitter had a great time pointing out, wearing an actual swimsuit in any of them.

Though Upton looks amazing on each cover, her swim apparel consists only of rope, chains, and a bedazzled jacket under which she goes bare.

In all fairness, she does wear a white bikini bottom with the jacket.

Not “ready to wear.”

Three covers, half a swimsuit.

Pretty much.

You think?

Where can we get one?

Don’t get us wrong, here: we’re not surprised. The word “swimsuit” in “Swimsuit Edition” is really just code for “near-naked body.” In fact, the issue more often features body paint than actual swim apparel.

During Tuesday night’s Valentine’s Day edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late-night host showed the three new covers featuring Kate.

“Is that really a swimsuit that you’re wearing?” Jimmy Kimmel asked. “Because it seems just like a hammock that got torn to bits.”

“I’m pretty sure it’s just a rope,” Upton replied. “It’s apparently Sports Illustrated nude magazine.”

WHOOPS.

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