Kate Upton: A Year in the Model’s Sexy Magazine Spreads (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Gabrielle Chung | December 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

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What a year it has been for Kate Upton.

After breaking out as the cover girl on Sports Illustrated illustrious Swimsuit Issue in 2012, the 20-year-old model has since become a staple on the newsstand.

From GQ to Esquire, the buxom blonde has been flaunting her signature curves on the front of entertainment’s hottest publications.

In fact, Upton even made her debut in fashion juggernaut Vogue, gracing the covers of the magazine’s Italian and British editions.

However, this Florida-native has also been gracing the pages of tabloids as well.

As the modeling world’s hottest commodity, Upton was reportedly linked to Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and his teammate Mark Sanchez earlier this year.

Though she admitted on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show that she thought that latter was “cute,” sources told Celebuzz that the swimsuit model and footballer never made it past a brief meeting.

“The rumors are just that,” one of Upton’s close friends told us. “They are 100 percent not dating.”

As previously reported, Upton is now in a relationship with baseball MVP Justin Verlander, whom she started dating after the two were spotted canoodling at an Aerosmith concert in Michigan this July.

“They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too,” Richard Verlander Sr., the grandfather of the Detroit Tigers pitcher, told Celebuzz.

Upton’s own grandpa echoed those sentiments, telling us, “[Kate] has all of our support.”

With numerous magazine covers under her belt and a hot boyfriend around her arm, Upton is certainly prepare for a very successful new year.

Launch the gallery above to relive all of her 2012 magazine spreads!

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