Video of Topless Kate Upton Battling the Ocean Does Not Disappoint

A picture is worth a thousand words, until video comes along and makes those pictures obsolete AF.

Back in October, Kate Upton was in Aruba shooting for Sports Illustrated when a huge wave came and swept her off some rocks she was perched upon.  The photos were pretty great … until this morning when the video was released.

Sports Illustrated released the footage Tuesday showing the supermodel in all her glory.  The photographer tries to reach up and lend a helping hand, but seems unclear on what exactly he should be grabbing … so down goes Upton.

She was uninjured in the fall and had a good laugh about it afterward, but thank goodness for whichever genius kept the camera rolling.

Not all heroes wear capes … or tops at all.