Letterman Goes Through With Swimsuit Issue Reveal Despite Leak
Last night’s edition of CBS’ “Late Show” should have included the unveiling of this year’s SI Swimsuit Issue cover model, as the show has an exclusive deal to be the first to show the cover. This year's cover was leaked last week on the Fashion Copious blog. Host David Letterman noted that the SI Swimsuit Issue usually is a “very well-kept, highly-guarded secret until the night that it’s unveiled on our show." Letterman added, “Hackers, I believe it was Chinese hackers, or am I thinking of Chinese checkers? I’m so confused. They sneak in and they got the advanced copy of the Sports Illustrated and they put it all across the internet. As a result everybody has seen it now, so there goes our surprise."
Letterman said that the hackers “can’t spoil our fun because we have ten of the models” from the issue reading the Top Ten list. After the models read the Top Ten list, a large billboard outside the Ed Sullivan Theater was unveiled with Kate Upton as the cover model (“Late Show,” CBS, 2/11). Upton this morning also made an appearance on NBC's "Today" (THE DAILY).