Scott Pasmore's favorite assignment this week: Interviewing model Kate Upton

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PHOENIX -- It was the segment Scott Pasmore had been waiting for all morning -- a satellite interview with Kate Upton, the cover girl of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

To say he was happily anticipating the interview would be a fairly serious understatement.

Upton, 19, first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition last year and was named Rookie of the Year.

Senior editor MJ Day joined Upton to check in with Pasmore from Las Vegas, where they had a busy day ahead of them.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is now available online.