Congratulations to Patrick F., a student at Michigan State, who won our Guess the Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover contest. Except for the tie-breaker, Patrick pretty much nailed the entire thing: That Kate would be wearing a red bikini (the right side of her top was brown, but we're calling the whole thing red), that she wouldn't be holding up her top or pulling down her bottom, that she would be smiling, that her hair would be blowing in the wind, and that she would be standing with only water (no beach) behind her. Patrick was the only one out of about 500 entrants to guess the cover perfectly.
Patrick says he didn't see an advanced copy (his entry came in on Sunday, a full day before the cover leaked, so we believe him) and that he's a "huge fan" of Kate Upton. "Loved her as a rookie, can't believe she's only 19," Patrick says. As for the logic behind his selections, Patrick explains, "I know they tend to like the 'hair blowing in the wind' thing. And I figured she'd be standing with a bikini on." He says he loves both the print edition and all the interactive features on SI's Swimsuit Issue site.
For correctly guessing the cover, Patrick won himself any item from the BroBible Shop, and he wisely chose an Honest Bro T-shirt. If Ms. Upton would like to donate a signed copy of the cover, I bet he'd like that as well.
Thanks to everyone who entered. By the way, here are a few behind-the-scenes video of Kate Upton on her shoots, including the full-length video version of all that incredible beachdside dancing: