Memba when TMZ published those pics of Kate Upton in a really tiny bikini in the middle of Antarctica??? Turns out we TOTALLY SCOOPED the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition's cover!!!!!
Earlier today, the super-secret cover was leaked to the Internet ... featuring Kate in the middle of the frozen antarctic tundra ... a shoot they TRIED to keep under wraps.
We published the pics back in December, right around the time they were shot -- when the temp dipped down to 35 BELOW.
But Kate braved the elements like a stud -- and it totally paid off.
And now we have another reason to look at our candid shots from the glacial "set" ... as if we really needed one.
Oops, TMZ Spoils Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover
2/8/2013 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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