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Kate Upton and SI Swimsuit Models Get Party-Happy in NYC

Feb 13 2013 - 10:59am

Kate Upton and her fellow swimsuit models celebrated their new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with a party in NYC last night. Kate wore a strapless red dress and got into the celebratory spirit by posing with her cover on the red carpet and later mingling with the other models, including Katherine Webb, inside the shindig. Chrissy Teigen wore a sexy floral frock and was joined by boyfriend John Legend [1], while Irina Shayk worked her stuff for photographers in a skintight purple number. Other model guests included Anne V., Cintia Dicker, and Hannah Davis.

Kate and the Sports Illustrated models have been very busy over the past few days doing press for the magazine, including appearing on the Late Show [2] on Monday night to read off David Letterman [3]'s famous "Top Ten" list. The special issue — which hit newsstands on Tuesday — features the Sports Illustrated models in bikinis [4] while visiting all seven continents for their various photo spreads. Notable locales include Irina posing in Spain, Anne dropping by China, and Kate braving the cold in Antarctica to work her stuff in a two-piece.

Kate Upton launched her Sports Illustrated cover in NYC.

Kate Upton chatted with Katherine Webb at the launch party.

Irina Shayk wore purple.

Chrissy Teigen was joined by boyfriend John Legend [5] at the launch party.

Cintia Dicker wore a lacy number.

Anne V. posed with Ariel Meredith on the red carpet.

Natasha Barnard wore a sexy black dress.

Jessica Gomes wore a red pantsuit.

Kate Bock worked the red carpet.

Emily DiDonato smiled on the red carpet.

Genevieve Morton wore a bright pink frock.

Adaora worked her stuff at the launch party.

Ariel Meredith looked gorgeous at the event.

Hannah Davis posed on the red carpet.

Nina Agdal wore a white dress and nude heels.

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