Leave it to Kate Upton to make a painted-on swath of purple beads and a bikini bottom look real. We won't go as far as to call it stylish — but real, sure. Sports Illustrated
has been painting swimsuits on its models for years, but Upton's may be the icing on the carefully-placed cake.
The photos that made the cut are basically what we imagine a photo shoot featuring the beautiful people of Burning Man would look like. The outtakes, though, are slightly more perplexing. We've got a few questions: One, where is the beach? Seriously, there's not even a hint of an ocean breeze or one grain of sand in sight. Two, since when does a bundle of necklaces constitute a bikini top? And three, where's the outtake part of the shoot? Excuse us, but Upton still looks gorgeous. If this is a blooper reel, then let it be a testament to her irresistible — if not controversial — beauty, killer of egos and men's hearts for years to come. (Celebuzz