Kate Upton covers Sports Illustrated - yet Serena Williams is real star


The annual issue of Sports Illustrated is here and supermodel, Kate Upton, graces its cover for the 3rd time. And we can see why she's a firm fav...

But for us, Serena Williams steals the show. Not only does she look damn fine in that turquoise one piece and red bikini, but she represents both athletes - aka the sporty body type - and women of colour. Both very underrepresented in fashion mags - and dare I include, lads mags. 

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According to Harper's Bazaar the athlete now joins the ranks of sports stars turned Sports Illustrated bikini models like Ronda Rousey (2016), Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard (2006), and Steffi Graf (1997).

For more pics of her shoot go here.

Images: Sports Illustrated

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