Sports Illustrated sent Kate Upton to space… well, sort of. As the New York Post described, the voluptuous bombshell, who graced the cover of SI’s 2012 and 2013 Swimsuit issues, went to a place few have gone before. This week she was photographed in a bikini in “zero gravity space” for this year’s 50th anniversary issue of the Swimsuit issue.
So how does an antigravity chamber, or “Vomit Comit” work? Long story short an airplane goes extremely high up into the atmosphere and free-falls, with you inside, at the exact speed of terminal velocity. Who ever is inside the cabin will float like there is no gravity. See it in action below:
Sources told The Post that Upton was shot in a zero-gravity chamber in a silver swimsuit with weightless ample bosom and big hair that made her “look like something out of ‘Barbarella.’ ”
Last year, when Upton was photographed for SI in Antarctica, Jimmy Fallon joked with the beauty that her next cover should be shot in space. “Think about this; there’s no gravity,” he quipped. Seems like MJ Day and the producers may have taken notice.
AXE Apollo Tie-In?
We also think it would be a great tie into the current AXE campaign, aptly named “Apollo.” AXE has a history of working with Kate Upton, in 2012 she was a spokesperson for AXE SPORTS BLAST Combine at SPiN in New York City. If there is a tie-in it’s f**king brilliant. If not they need to contact MJ Day asap.
Bringing Back Swimsuit Legends
Since this will be the 50th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit they will also pay tribute to a series of Swimsuit legends — Christie Brinkley, who appeared on three covers, from 1979 to 1981, and Tyra Banks, Carol Alt and Bar Refaeli.
No Cover Model Announcement Yet – But Emily Ratajkowski May Be It
It’s unclear who will be 2014’s cover star, the Post was told editors are still sifting through images of babes in bikinis to make a final decision. A while back we told you about a rumor that Emily Ratajkowski would be featured in the issue and if this is true she could be a great option for the issue that hits newsstands Feb. 11.