Posted January 03, 2014

The Popular Crowd: No. 1. . . who do you freaking think it is?

But keep reading anyway

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To celebrate the new year we are presenting you with the most Googled models from the 2013 Swimsuit Issue, as determined by some very high level analytics I slaved over through the holiday (thank you, Google Trends).

The No. 1 most popular Swimsuit model of 2013 is . . .

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. . . oh, come on . . .

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. . . are you really going to make me say it? . . .

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a three-way tie between Ashley Richardson, Gail O’Neill and Roshumba Williams! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Robert Huntzinger

Robert Huntzinger

Wait. Sorry. I always get those three mixed up with Kate Upton.

Getty Images for Extra

Kate “Who, Me?” Upton  ::  Getty Images for Extra

Same diff.

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Put yourself in my shoes. What else can I say about Kate that hasn’t already been said? Here’s one: did you know that Kate’s two biggest passions are tending to her alpaca farm and participating in Civil War reenactments?

It’s not true. But at least it’s never been said before, I think.

It’s so hard to please the hardcore Kate Upton fans. No amount of content will ever be enough for you guys! I mean, this is the girl who tests the capacity of the world’s broadband every time someone tags her in a post, so it’s fair to assume that you’ve probably seen it all by now, but I’ll try to do you proud. (And you’ll forgive me as I attempt to capitalize on this phenomenon by using her name in place of line breaks.)

* Kate Upton * Kate Upton * Kate Upton *

Don’t get me wrong, though. I get it. Even as a straight chick, I totally get it.

Derek Kettela

Derek Kettela

I get it.

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Maybe you are aware of her cover shoot in Antarctica that kicked off another buh-nah-nuhs year for the 21-year-old. It looked like this:

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Behind the scenes it looked like this and this, and the outtakes came out like this:

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There was that body painting shoot in the Bahamas. That one looked like this:

Yeah, I knew you’d remember.

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But as much as the world wanted to limit Kate to bikinis, lingerie and lad’s mags, forward-thinking designers and editors saw her potential for a wider appeal, a hunch that was confirmed when Kate picked up the model of the year award at the 10th Annual Style Awards in September.

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The globe was plastered with a series of Kate’s high-profile covers, including her first American Vogue cover in June.

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And then there are the videos of the cover shoots:

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(That’s our very own Tracy Murphy doing Kate’s makeup at 0:08.)

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But this one was the real charmer:

No word on whether she got to witness one of these moments.

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She underwent a “style evolution” per Perez Hilton, who also pointed out that the model took not one but TWO Chanel bags to LAX—one for each Swimsuit cover maybe? Be still my heart.

perezhilton.com

perezhilton.com

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As a guest at the Melbourne Cup in November Kate even looked brill in an array of fascinators.

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It’s called versatility, and this betch has got it.

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Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, you ask? Well, if by any chance she dyed her hair blonde then she’s right here, courtside at a Knicks game:

WireImage

WireImage

(Dare I point out that third Chanel sitting by her feet?)

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She was the subject of two big movie rumors: the female lead in the Entourage movie and a Bond girl in the series’ next installation.

Kate Upton :: Craig Barritt/Getty Images | Roger Moore :: Terry O’Neill

Kate Upton :: Craig Barritt/Getty Images | Roger Moore :: Terry O’Neill

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But until the rumors are confirmed, we will watch her trailer for The Other Woman on repeat . . .

 

. . . until its April release.

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Are you STILL NOT SATISFIED? Fine. Here’s an eye-candy round up. But don’t ask me for anything else until February.

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2013′s POPULAR CROWD: No. 5 Chrissy Teigen | No. 4 Nina Agdal | No. 3 Irina Shayk | No. 2 Katherine Webb

21 comments
ProfessorGriff
ProfessorGriff

Just wanted a little more butt cheek bang for my buck

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

SI's ONLY sell-able magazine issue.......the yearly "soft porn" swimsuit model edition, can't save this otherwise reduced  to a pamphlet joke. 

Rick56
Rick56

Come on April....

tfaw
tfaw

she is super hot now, but gravity will take its toll in the future... 

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

DAMMIT... i thought Kim with her whale sized azz and bigger ego'd prick hubby would win !!!!!

TheBalls1
TheBalls1

Am I the only one who does not find her attractive?  Sure she has large boobs but they are a dime a dozen now a days.

effeweall
effeweall

beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  many of the angels are way better looking, and have way better legs and hips then her.


you could throw nuclear waste for 30 years on Emily Ratajkowski and she would still be better then Kate Upton.


This is the true fantasy league by the way.

Fox
Fox

She needs to work on her abs.

HankSchrader
HankSchrader

And if you had a brain....ah, never mind.

AlanE.Forsyth
AlanE.Forsyth

If she had A cups nobody would notice her....

Gravity
Gravity

@tfaw 


Yes, yes I will take my toll!  With pleasure!  Man, I love my job!

beirutwedding
beirutwedding

@tfaw Who cares? That kind of physical perfection isn't supposed to last forever. Youth is about the moment and in this moment, she's absolutely magnificent. 

William56
William56

@tfaw and surgery will remedy that. Wealthy people don't suffer from the same problems as the general public. It's why there aren't very many bald actors in Hollywood. 

William56
William56

@TheBalls1  There is no doubt she is hot. Big boobs might be a dime a dozen, but natural big boobs on a good body are not. 

Rick56
Rick56

@Fox No....women don't need a six pack. 

mkmck69
mkmck69

@AlanE.Forsyth You're either high or gay. That woman is beautiful...those eyes would melt your soul...if you had one.

GregJackson
GregJackson

@mkmck69 @AlanE.Forsyth I agree.  She can go from swimsuits to business suits and everything in between.  Kate Upton is straight up beautiful, and I expect her career to be like Cindy Crawford (i.e. 20 plus years and across a lot of brands).  So many people have gotten used to stick figure models that they have no idea what a real woman should look like.