updated 02/16/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/16/2012 AT 9:25 AM ET
Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated cover is a whole lot more revealing than the model herself, at least when it comes to discussing her love life.
“I did not have Valentine’s Day date this year,” she replies carefully.
Well, that’s not a no. So, DeGeneres kept pressing. “He’s cute,” she says. “Don’t you think he’s cute?”