Kate Upton: "Polar Bare" for 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

Posted Saturday February 9, 2013 11:00 AM GMT

It looks as though Kate Upton is making history as she posed for her second consecutive appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

In a photo leaked on Friday evening (February 8), the 20-year-old bombshell poses in nothing but white bikini bottoms and and a white winter coat as she shows off her ample cleavage against a snowy backdrop.

While the leaked cover raised question that it could be a ruse on the part of the magazine, Upton confirmed the news on her Twitter page, writing, "We can finally talk about Antarctica! Took us 2 months to thaw out."

2010 SI cover girl Brooklyn Decker also legitimized the news when she tweeted out her best wishes, "Congratulations Ms.@kateupton! Making history,"

In keeping with tradition, the official cover announcement will be made on Monday (February 11) during the taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated