Guess those rumors were totally false!
Or they were true and Kate Upton's diva antics actually paid off!
Either way, the supermodel has scored herself THREE Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers this year, wearing barely anything at all.
One cover (above) has her topless with her bottom half clad in a bunch of necklaces, basically.
A second cover features her in a bunch of string made to resemble a maillot, while a third one finally has her in honest-to-God bikini bottoms and a long-sleeved embellished top.