Melbourne, FL (Florida Today) -- Kate Upton sure can work a bikini -- so much so that she's landed thecoveted cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue two years in arow.

Clad in just a pair of skimpy whitebikini bottoms and a fur-lined hooded parka, the bombshell blondestrikes a sexy pose against an icy-capped Antarctic background for the2013 cover shot.

The headline? Polar Bare. The company,who had hoped to announce the cover on the Late Show With DavidLetterman, made the reveal via a Twitter post after the cover image wasleaked online.

"We can finally talk about Antarctica!!!!!...Took us 2 months to thaw out," Upton tweeted after the reveal.

Upton, 20, once attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida.

Uptonjoins a short list of models who have appeared on the cover multipleyears in a row including Christie Brinkley (1979, 1980 and 1981) andElle MacPherson (1986, 1987 and 1988).

Last year, Uptongraced her first cover of the magazine's swimsuit issue, and in 2011 shewas named Rookie of the Year for her first appearance inside themagazine (which also included an inset photo on the cover). The5-foot-10 Upton was born in Michigan but raised in Florida.

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