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Kate Upton In Skimpy Swimsuit With Her Beach Ball Leaves Fans Speechless

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By Evie Scott on May 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM EDT

Kate Upton proved she'll always be a favorite in this swimsuit snap. Posting a throwback to an old Vogue shoot in May 2022, the 31-year-old model dropped jaws with her figure as she modeled a backless one-piece, but it was likely her girl-next-door charm that was doing it for fans. The Instagram photo took things back to 2013, when the Sports Illustrated Swim bombshell landed herself a high-profile Vogue feature complete with a beach-set shoot. All smiles and bouncy curls as she was photographed with a beach ball and on golden sands, Kate said that she was "ready for summer." While most seemed ready for her, one fan just couldn't cope.

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Summer Beach Babe Kate Upton Turns Heads In Her Skimpy Swimsuit

Scroll for the photo. Laughing as she bent her legs a little, Kate was photographed holding a white and orange ball and possibly having just caught it.

Backed by blue ocean waters, the mom of one flaunted her super-slim legs and waistline, also showcasing her toned back as her tiny swimsuit peeped hints of her ample cleavage. Rocking a stylish, block color bathing suit with white piping and straps offsetting black, Kate dazzled as she wore her bob hairdo curled and a little tied up, with dark shades completing the look.

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In a caption, Kate wrote: "I’m ready for summer Flashback to my 2013 Vogue shoot - loved the fun summer vibes from this shoot! #FBF." Fans left the wife to MLB player Justin Verlander over 55,000 likes. "Your body is perfect I’ll never stop looking at you you’re amazing," one fan gushed. Another dubbed the Canada Goose ambassador the "best looking," but for a third, it was "no words" as they were seemingly left speechless.

Kate has made major swimsuit headlines since, though, with May 2024 bringing her SI Swim return.

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'Sports Illustrated' Return In 2024

Everyone's still talking about Kate's triumphant return to SI Swim, one coming as the iconic magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary. Joining former SI Swim bombshells including Chrissy Teigen, Hunter McGrady, and Christie Brinkley, Kate stripped down to a pink and red bikini for her shoot, one shared to the SI Swim Instagram four days ago.

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"One of the most iconic models in SI Swimsuit history is Kate Upton whose first cover in 2012 stirred controversy," the magazine wrote, adding: "Despite her undeniable beauty, and the fact that putting her on the front of the magazine was a no-brainer, the unexpected backlash over her body type prompted the brand to reevaluate who should be featured on future covers. It feels fitting to have the catalyst for so much change back in a publication that now celebrates women from all walks of life, like a homecoming. It’s a full-circle moment."

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Back In The Day

Fan accounts on Instagram, meanwhile, have been posting throwbacks of Kate during her early SI Swim days. This bikini photo marked her 2014 feature, although Kate made her debut in 2011.

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