Kate Upton Is All Smiles with ‘Legend’ Christie Brinkley After Tying Her for Three Sports Illustrated Swim Covers

Kate Upton/Instagram

Kate Upton just landed her third Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover and celebrated the big debut by hanging out with fellow SI veteran – and fellow three-time cover star! – Christie Brinkley. The two spent Wednesday morning together promoting Kate’s cover and Christie’s return to the magazine (with her daughters!) at the Today Show, and of course, they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a cute shot backstage.

The two models represent the magazine’s focus this year to celebrate body diversity and age inclusion. Even though Upton already has two covers under her belt (well, under her chain-link jewelry “bikini”) she was excited to return because of the issue’s very focused mission. “For SI to emphasize every different type of perfect is really inspiring,” Upton tells…