Kate Upton just scored a three-peat.
Though Upton looks gorgeous on the covers, people couldn’t get over one tiny little problem with them ― that she isn’t actually wearing a true swimsuit on any of them.
Elle Magazine pointed it out in the headline of their Upton article:
And CNN’s Jake Tapper even chimed in for some unknown reason:
Perez Hilton might’ve said it best when he broke down her “swimsuits” cover by cover:
“One cover (above) has her topless with her bottom half clad in a bunch of necklaces, basically,” he wrote. “A second cover features her in a bunch of string made to resemble a maillot, while a third one finally has her in honest-to-God bikini bottoms and a long-sleeved embellished top.”
As we all know, the Swimsuit Edition hasn’t ever really been about the swimsuits at all. If we’re all getting really nit-picky, there’s usually a body paint section in the magazine, so those don’t even begin to count as bathing suits.
If people are going to take issue with anything in the Swimsuit Edition, let’s figure out why Serena Williams or 63-year-old Christie Brinkley didn’t land the cover. Especially since Upton herself said this issue’s theme was about “every woman of every age and every body type being accepted. It was inspiring to be asked to be a part of that issue.”
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