February 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Kate Upton gets 'second cover' of SI Swimsuit Issue

Kate Upton, who may or may not be dating Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander again but probably is, is still Sports Illustrated’s cover girl, after all.

Last week, the magazine revealed the cover for its 50th anniversary Swimsuit Issue, featuring models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge. That appeared to end a two-year reign by Upton, a 21-year-old native of St. Joseph, Mich., as the issue’s cover model.

But Sports Illustrated, for the first time in its history, has issued a “second cover” — the back cover of the Swimsuit Issue — and it’s Upton, seen in the attached photo.

A look at Kate Upton's third Swimsuit Issue cover. / James Macari / Sports Illustrated