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Kate Upton got frostbite during her Sports Illustrated shoot, but it was worth it.

Kate Upton landed her second consecutive Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition cover, and if you ask me, the girl looks hot. She gets a lot of crap for her curves, I’ve even heard people refer to her as plus-sized. It’s ridiculous. She is healthy, and beautiful, and rockin the curves the good Lord (or plastic surgeon) gave her!

Sports Illustrated has released another picture from the shoot, and Kate is speaking out about what it was like doing a bikini shoot in Antarctica. It’s not photoshopped – she actually WAS in Antarctica.

Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover is very hot – but during her photo shoot in Antarctica, all the model could think about was the freezing cold.

“It was definitely the hardest shoot I’ve ever done,” Upton, 20, tells PEOPLE. “The best as well – Antarctica is one of the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. But I’m from Florida, so it was pretty painful.”

The pain paid off, however: the perfect shot earned Upton her second consecutive SI cover, a distinction not seen since Tyra Banks covered back-to-back issues in 1996 and 1997.

“Everything about the picture is perfect,” Swimsuit Issue editor MJ Day tells PEOPLE. “The light, the background, the suit. It’s different from what we’ve done in past years, and it was an exciting moment for us to have those photos work out.”

Exciting, because Day and her crew didn’t know if they’d get any usable photos out of their Antarctica shoot – the first-ever fashion shoot on the continent.

“It was difficult,” Day admits. “First of all, it’s cold, even though we were there in summer. The windchill was sub-zero – the elements are really working against you.” As the crew dealt with a whole host issues – batteries dying in the cold, crazy weather rolling in and out – Upton was a total pro, Day says. “She never complained. She’d just say, ‘Okay, let’s go do it again.’”

Because of costs and the planning required to go to Antarctica – Day says this shoot was three years in the making – Upton was the only model taken to the faraway locale.

“I knew that if I needed to bury someone in clothing, I needed her physique and curves to come through,” Day explains. “So to bring her was obvious: I knew I could put a one-piece on her and she wouldn’t look flat, she’d still look voluptuous and healthy and shapely and sexy.”

Upton’s now-infamous Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber coat, paired with white Letarte by Lisa Cabrinha bottoms, was an afterthought. “I figured, why not a coat?” Day says. “We threw it on, took maybe 100 frames, then moved on. Then that night, the photographer and I were looking at photos, and he said, ‘I don’t know, could this be it?’ It just had that energy.”

The only downside of the whole experience was the fact that the cover leaked on Friday, four days before it was supposed to be revealed. “I didn’t get to tell Kate she was the cover, which was kind of sad,” Day says. “I wanted to see the look on her face when she found out.”

In fact, Upton found out from fans, via Twitter. But despite the early reveal, she’s still beyond excited about the feat.

“It was an accomplishment just to get through the shoot,” she says. “I didn’t even think about the possibility of being the cover until after I thawed out a bit! But now it’s like, wow – I actually went down there and was able to accomplish that. I’m part of history, and it’s a great feeling.”

What do you think of her cover?


LeAnn Rimes debuts her dramatic new look on Twitter!

LeAnn Rimes, 30, has decided to change things up a bit.

The singer debuted her new bangs on Twitter on Saturday.  While getting her new look, she tweeted, ‘Love my Andy Lacompte! I got banged! Love em! Was time for a fun change.’

Shortly after the new ‘do, she headed to Palm Springs where she was performing a private show. Her husband went along for the ride. ‘Meeting my hubby and the boys there,’ LeAnn wrote on Twitter. ‘Love when I get to have fam around when I’m workin.’

The day before the star had performed at a pre-Grammys party, but she skipped the ceremony itself on Sunday. Here’s her look from the pre-Grammys party.

I don’t think I care for the bangs on LeAnn. In my humble opinion, bangs only look good on a handful of people. She’s definitely not one of them.

Taylor Swift lands the March cover of Elle Magazine: “I never chase boys. They don’t like it!”

This month, the stunning Taylor Swift covers the March issue of ELLE, on newsstands 2/19. The We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together songstress dishes about her middle school insecurities, her ex-boyfriends, and her songwriting process.

On her insecurity:

“Middle school was what programmed me be to be semi-insecure, like, all of the time.  I didn’t fit in….I’d stand on the outside of the circle but I was never really in.  That’s when I started to realize there’s this thing called rejection.”

On ex-boyfriends:

“I don’t think I’ve ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend.  Ever.  I’m not a yeller.  I’m not a fit thrower.  If something is done, it’s done.”

On the speculation surrounding her songs and famous exes:

“To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have.  It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better. If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started.  It’s just something I do to feel better.”

On dealing with rumors:

“I’m sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I’m chasing somebody who doesn’t like me as much as I like him – people love that angle on me.  They’re like ‘Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys.  I never chase boys.  They don’t like it!’”


Gisele Bundchen announced the new face of Chanel Beauty’s Summer 2013 campaign!

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has just been named the new face of Chanel Beauty’s Summer 2013 campaign. According to Vogue:

Bronzed and enviably fresh faced, Gisele Bündchen looks every part the Chanel woman in her first campaign for the fashion house, shot by Mario Testino.

Due to launch in Australia on May 12, the Les Beiges collection will introduce Chanel’s new line of mattifying compact powders.

Gisele is the perfect person for the job! The gorgeous mother-of-two has never looked better, in my opinion. She looks great with a lot of makeup, and of course she looks beautiful au’ natural as well! Congrats!

In other Gisele news, today she shared a picture of her 2-month-old daughter Vivian Lake. It’s our first look at the supermodel’s little girl!

The supermodel posted this picture of her cuddling her two-month-old little girl, saying “Love is everything!! Happy friday, much love to all.”

Gisele, 32, gave birth to Vivian, back in December. It’s her second child with husband Tom Brady. “Vivian Lake was born at home on December 5. She is healthy and full of life,” she said at the time.