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The Grand Theft Auto V promotional artwork released by RockStar Games back in January of 2013 is a phenomenal collection of one cell shaded masterpiece after another. This post however is pertaining to one in particular. The bikini clad blonde holding up the peace sign (shown above in center) bears a striking resemblance to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, Kate Upton (shown on the far left). The pose and arch of the body is off of course, but that face is a dead ringer.

shelbyHowever, Kate Upton is not the model the art is based on, and it’s also not based on porn actress Alexis Texas (shown above on right) which was also rumored.

According to Now Gamer, who apparently obtained a talent agency payment slip, the real McCoy goes by the name of Shelby Welinder (shown here to the right). And believe it or not, in a February 8th tweet, Shelby knocked Sports Illustrated for their swimsuit cover which featured Kate Upton bursting out of a parka. She compared the publication to Hustler Magazine. It would seem that not all models are created equal. Good for you Shelby.