Kate Upton is a hero, survived frostbite to give the gift of nearly nude SI cover [VIDEO]

Model Kate Upton — the brave, courageous soul that she is — braved a bout with frostbite after shooting the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover in Antarctica, a place where humans do not generally go, let alone strip down nearly naked.

Upton told “The Today Show” Tuesday that Antarctica was “freezing” (imagine that!) and that “[w]hen I came back, I was like losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep me warm.”

We can all agree that we are, like, happy that she regained her hearing and eyesight, and that nothing of consequence happened to her cleavage.


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