Kate Upton 'a great gal," says Congressman uncle Fred Upton of Michigan

By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY Kate Upton was revealed as cover model of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue during a taping of CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman in New York Monday night. SI unveiled a billboard of Upton's cover image

Fred Upton , a 13-term GOP congressman from Michigan, may be better known lately as the uncle of Kate Upton. There may be 435 members of Congress, but only one has a smoking-hot niece on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2012 swimsuit issue. Rep.

Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is a 13-term congressman and chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He's also the uncle of model Kate Upton, who was recently selected as cover-girl for this year's Sports

By Maura Judkis Kate Upton, a 19-year-old swimwear model, is your 2012 Sports Illustrated cover girl this year, and seemingly everyone has an opinion on her. Although the magazine's cover model always makes news, it's been a while since an issue has

Kate Upton may have almost bared it all on the cover of Sports Illustrated—but she isn't ready to open up about her love life just yet. Sports Illustrated's newest cover girl, 19, played coy about rumors that she's dating New York Jets quarterback