It’s hard to think back to a time before the gorgeous Kate Upton graced the cover of SI Swimsuit.

“If I got the cover, I would be really excited. It would be really amazing,” Kate said while shooting for the 2012 issue.

Little did our bombshell know, she would be chosen as the cover model for that very issue, solidifying her spot in SI Swimsuit history and in our hearts.

The cutie conquered the cold in a barely-t bikini, earning her a second cover just a year after her first.

Allow Kate to walk you through how the iconic shot came to be: “This specific shot was on the boat. It was the last shot of the round and the gave me coat, which, at the time, I thought was a miracle. At one point, I was sitting on the railing and then came down. The wind of blowing and they let me put my hood up and who’ve known that would’ve been the cover?”.

After two amazing covers, our girl is making jaws drop once again with her three stunning SI Swimsuit 2017 covers *insert squeals of excitement .

Seriously, we don’t think we’ll EVER be able to get enough Kate Upton.

See all of Kate’s stunning photos from SI Swimsuit 2017!