BIKINI-BASED ALERT: The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has just landed.
As glamorous as the photos appear, the process of capturing them isn’t necessarily so.
Take, for example, this arresting shot of veteran SI model Kate Upton by Yu Tsai:
(Credit: Sports Illustrated / Yu Tsai)
Upton appears fierce and yet at one with nature, perched majestically upon a rock in the gorgeous, turquoise waters of Aruba.
In reality, the sea had other ideas, and poor Upton went positively A over T into the swell below:
instagram vs reality
“I really saw the vision for the photo, but as I climbed on the rock I did look down and was like ‘this is going to end badly,’” Upton told SI after the incident. “Looking back, that probably should have been a moment when we photoshopped me on there.”
Thankfully, she was unharmed and supposedly resurfaced with a big smile on her face. We bet…
You can watch the full ocean-based ownage here:
Slippery sea rocks. Best to avoid, especially when topless.