Kate Upton was revealed as the cover model of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue during Monday's taping of "Late Show" in New York.

A billboard featuring the cover image was unveiled on Broadway across from the Ed Sullivan Theater where host David Letterman tapes "Late Show."

Upton and her fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Julie Henderson, Jessica Gomes, Ariel Meredith, Alyssa Miller, Chrissy Teigen, Genevieve Morton, Izabel Goulart, Jessica Perez and Irina Shayk presented the "Top 10 Reasons This Year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is the Best One Ever" on the broadcast.

Upton is to return to the show Tuesday to be interviewed by Letterman, CBS said.