Kate Upton, the blonde bombshell known for her ample bust, took part in a very different photoshoot for the 50th edition of Sport Illustrated.
The model was photographed in a Zero Gravity Plane in a teensy gold bikini, showing off her curves.
Kate Upton was a great sport as she was flung around and upside down while being photographed.
The 21-year-old model floated in space as she kept a smile on her face and her tiny bikini in place.
A crowd of make-up artists, photographers, videographers, and editors were on board as they enjoyed the experience…and obviously the view!
The shoot took place on a specially modified Boeing-727, known as G-FORCE ONE, which performed a series of 17 parabolas as Kate bounced and flew around the plane.
MJ Day, senior editor of Sport Illustrated swimsuit issue said, “The ZERO-G experience was really exhilarating for everyone involved. We have been almost everywhere in the past 50 years with SI Swimsuit, but we have never done anything like this. It was certainly the most out-of-the-box shoot. Once again, Kate surprised us all with how she handled modeling in weightlessness.”
Kate Upton has covered the previous two editions of the magazine so editors went with a booty shot of Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal, and Lily Aldridge for this year’s cover. But Upton still appeared on the back cover.
James Drummond, a line service technician at Bristow, was part of the “space” photo shoot in spring 2013. He said around 50 people were at the Space Coast Regional Airport, the majority made up of Sports Illustrated’s entourage of photographers, makeup artists and staff.
Drummond said of Zero-G, “They do parabolic flights, an up-and-down motion with zero-gravity effect for an estimated 45 seconds to a minute. Imagine her trying to get a good shot while she’s floating for that long.”
Drummond wasn’t familiar with Upton before the photo shoot, but knows her now after seeing her in the gold two-piece string bikini. He said, “Yes, indeed”.
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