Michigan native Kate Upton to grace cover of 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

Posted at 5:56 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 12:36:14-05

A very familiar face will be gracing not one, but three covers of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

It's the third time Michigan native Kate Upton has been featured on the cover, and the first since 2013.

The news was announced Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

Her proud fiance, Justin Verlander, sent out a tweet with his congratulations. 

Upton also tweeted her gratitude over being selected for the cover.