Kate is the fourth model to be featured on the cover three times. But she’s the first to get multiple covers for the same issue—in fact, there are three editions of Kate’s issue to choose from!
Kate is joined in the issue by over 30 other women, including models Hannah Jeter, Christie Brinkley, and Chrissy Teigen, and Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.
"The women of SI Swimsuit 2017 are a collection of change agents, pioneers, power brokers and breakout stars-in-waiting who have in their own way redefined the cultural conversation around beauty,” said Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue editor, MJ Day.
“These ladies embody character and beauty—and they prove that when it comes to beauty, there is not one singular definition.”
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