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Kate Upton Lands 'SI' Swimsuit Cover Despite Throwing 'Diva' Fits

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Source: Yu Tsai/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Feb. 15 2017, Published 2:22 p.m. ET

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Kate Upton got dangerously close to losing her Sports Illustrated cover slot thanks to her own diva demands, but the model still came out on top this time around! See her swimsuit spread on RadarOnline.com.

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Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Topless Nude 2017
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Kate Upton is the queen of Sports Illustrated!

Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Topless Nude 2017
Source: Yu Tsai/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

But as Radar readers know, she was almost dethroned.

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Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Topless Nude 2017
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"There was drama," an insider said of her SI shoot. "Kate demanded that if she did the shoot, that she absolutely must get the cover. She also had a list of photographers and hair and makeup people she would only work with."

Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Topless Nude 2017
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"She was being a big f*****g diva," the source continued. "She's thinks she's better than everyone because she's an actress."

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Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Topless Nude 2017
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Upton is no stranger to Sports Illustrated, appearing on the magazine's cover twice before, in 2012 and 2013. Since then, she's also appeared in a number of films including her biggest claim to Hollywood fame, The Other Woman.

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