NEW YORK — In the dead of winter, many girl-watchers' thoughts turn to warmer days ahead.
As an answer to such yearnings, the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is on the way, with Kate Upton once again its cover girl.
Repeating her world-class pin-up feat for a second consecutive year, the 20-year-old, 5-feet-10-inch Upton graces the cover of the 2013 edition, which is set to be officially unveiled Monday night on TV on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (with 10 of the models presenting the Top Ten List).
The new edition — marking the 50th anniversary — will be on newsstands Tuesday.
It's Upton's third appearance in a Swimsuit issue. She was chosen as rookie of the year in 2011, when Irina Shayk was on the cover.