She was live in the studio when Jimmy Kimmel revealed the three covers that Kate Upton has not seen before.
Upton also took to Twitter to express her excitement at the three-time cover star status.
Tennis player and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue model Eugenie Bouchard has a date with a fan to Wednesday's Brooklyn Nets game because she lost a Super Bowl bet. She last appeared on the cover in back-to-back years, 2012 and 2013, following her rookie year, according to Sports Illustrated.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is on sale now.
Her fiance may not have won his second Cy Young Award, but Upton is a much happier woman these days.
This will be Upton's third time landing the cover.
Upton has become only the fourth woman to grace the cover three times.
Serena Williams looks so sexy in this blue swimsuit for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 2017 issue, which was just revealed yesterday and is on sale now.
In August, Upton posted a photo to Snapchat using the "pretty" filter and captioned it, "I look like a Kardashian, nose job and all", alluding to a surgery Khloé Kardashian denied having.
They also showed off behind-the-scenes footage of Upton modeling for the mag.
And MJ wasn't the only Sports Illustrated staffer to pose in her bikini in honor of the inclusive issue. "She's thinks she's better than everyone because she's an actress". UFC fighter Ronda Rousey graced one of the covers while Hailey Clauson and Ashley Graham received their own covers as well.
"I found a training plan that really works for my body". I really want to have that influence for people out there that have my body type. Kate is training with celebrity trainer Ben Bruno, who uses a technique of "progressive overload", and slow, gradual, increases over a long period of time to build the flawless Sports Illustrated body for Kate.
Why wouldn't she? Clearly, the results of speak for themselves.
"On the diet front, I've learned balance".
"They're very hard to read", the 24-year-old supermodel said with a laugh.