Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.
Midwest native Kate Upton always dreamed of being a model. Fantasy became reality three years ago when she walked into an open call and booked her first job. Since then she has been the face for Guess Lingerie. This is Kate’s first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Kate was photographed by Raphael Mazzucco in Boracay Island, Philippines. Swimsuit by Tori Praver Swimwear.