Kate Upton Stuns in Topless Photo Shoot—Video

The scenery isn't half-bad, either.

Kate Upton Stuns in Topless Photo Shoot—Video

The scenery isn't half-bad, either.

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The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition made quite a splash (pun intended) when it hit newsstands earlier this year. Professional golfer Paige Spiranac was forced to defend her provocative spread in the annual issue after some people complained that she was ““sexualizing women’s golf.” Controversy erupted over a powerful black and white photo shoot in which models posed nude covered in words that reflected the positive ways they viewed themselves. And, just this week, model Mara Martin made headlines for breastfeeding her five-month-old baby while walking the runway of the Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit show.

But the issue also included shoots that stayed true to the heart of what the edition has always been about: gorgeous women embracing their own sexuality while frolicking in the sand and surf.

Case in point: Kate Upton, 26, looked absolutely incredible in her spread for the issue.

✨#SISwim 2018

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She posed topless in the water.

Did a bit of yoga by the rocks.

🤸🏼‍♀️ #SISwim 2018

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And made a bed out of the shore.

🧜🏼‍♀️ #SISwim 2018

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“So proud to be part of this @si_swimsuit issue full of empowerment, body diversity, and strong, beautiful women. Thank you @mj_day for another amazing year!!” she wrote.

Overall, Upton, who got married in a magical ceremony in Italy back in the fall and is now expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander, was positively radiant in all of her photos.

Aruba blues #SISwim 2018

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And her happiness is on full display in a recent behind-the-scenes video posted by the brand on Instagram.

“First shot, no top!” she exclaims, in sultry footage of her topless in the sea.

And for more great videos, Here’s Meghan Markle’s Sexy “Burger” Video to Heat up Your Day.

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