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February 19, 2014 14:53 IST

Kate Upton 'defies gravity'

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The American supermodel Kate Upton has posed in a zero-gravity chamber for a stunning Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo shoot.

Kate Upton who received the prestigious Model of the Year award at the 10th Annual Style Awards is seen floating around in a skimpy gold bikini in an anti-gravity chamber operated by Zero-G Corporation in Arlington, Virginia.


Image: Model Kate Upton attends as Sports Illustrated celebrates SI Swimsuit.
Photographs: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

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Kate Upton 'defies gravity'

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The 21-year-old model flipped, floated and modelled in true weightlessness, as if she was in outer space in the shoot, which was set up last March in the Zero-G chamber.

Upton made her first appearance on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2011 and graced the cover in 2012 and 2013.

She is the first model who lands back-to-back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers since Tyra Banks in 1996 and 1997.


Image: Kate Upton
Photographs: Beach Bunny swimwear ad campaign

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Wozniacki inspired by imminent wedding

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Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has said that she was inspired by the imminence of her wedding to golf star fiancee Rory McIlroy after beating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki in the first round of the Dubai Open.

The former World No 1, who won 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 over the German, revealed that she and the Northern Irishman have set the date for their wedding, although she did not divulge any other details.


Image: Tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.
Photographs: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

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The two former World No1s in their respective sports have been dating for more than two years and erroneous reports their relationship was over last year was proposed by some as an explanation for McIlroy's drop in form.

"Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!!" Wozniacki tweeted above a picture of her hand sporting an engagement ring.

Wozniacki admitted that her match with Lisicki was not uppermost in her mind as she is excited about her imminent wedding with the golfer, adding that it is an exciting time for her.


Photographs: Courtesy: Caroline Wozniacki/Twitter

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Shakira sizzles with guitar for new album cover

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Shakira has posed with a guitar on the cover of her upcoming self-titled album.

The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker is seen clutching her guitar and flaunting her tousled hair wearing a black bra top with matching bottoms.

The 37-year-old Colombian bombshell, who has a son with footballer Gerard Pique, took to Twitter to release the cover picture.


Photographs: Courtesy: Shakira/Twitter

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