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Kate Bock has officially graced the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for a decade.
The model makes her 10th appearance in issue 2022, which features Kim Kardashian, Maye Musk, Ciara and Yumi Nu as the latest cover girls.
“It’s crazy,” the 34-year-old admitted to Page Six Style on Monday. “I still don’t fully connect with the fact that I’m myself in the magazine.”
Bock made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2013. She then landed the cover in 2020 alongside Jasmine Sanders and Olivia Culpo.
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For the latest issue, Bock modeled a unique nude-hued piece that she designed in collaboration with Australian brand Bond-Eye. This union was first sparked during a previous shoot for the outlet.
“Each year, there are a few [bathing suits] that I’m like, ‘Can I keep this one? Would you notice it if it was missing? Could this be OK? “, Bock said. “And I still do, with permission.
“And one of the ones I took was Bond-Eye and I wear it all the time and then I connected with them and that’s who I ended up working with,” she said. for follow-up. “So you never know when everything might come full circle, and you get new opportunities through old relationships.”
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At the end of 2021, the Canadian star spoke to Fox News Digital about what compelled her to try SI.
“I just remember looking at the magazines when I was younger in Canada,” she said at the time. “I always thought the women were so beautiful and the places so exotic, like it was all just a dream.”
“I’ve been with this brand for almost a decade, which sounds crazy,” Bock explained. “But they have supported me all these years. We are together all year with events, meetings and calls. They are really present in my life. They have helped me grow as a person and they inspired me to grow as an entrepreneur, which I love.”
The original swimsuit issue was released in 1964. It was a launching pad for models such as Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson, Kate Upton and Ashley Graham.
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Over the years, the issue has tried to keep it fresh, with painted bikinis, plus-size models, never-before-seen photos, tiny swimsuits, amputee models, older models, and the addition of pro athletes. and celebrities in relationships.
This year’s issue will feature 28 women, including WNBA stars Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, newcomer Duckie Thot, former cover girl Camille Kostek, as well as 2021 Rookie of the Year Katrina Scott, who was pictured when she was 6.5 months pregnant.
The magazine hits newsstands May 19.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.