Kate Upton is swept off rock by massive wave while posing for topless photo shoot

Safeeyah Kazi

Kate Upton was swept off a rock by a huge wave while posing topless during a photo shoot.

The 25-year-old was in the middle of a steamy magazine shoot on the island of Aruba for Sports Illustrated in October when disaster struck.

A newly-published video shows the American model tumbling into the sea after a particularly strong wave swept her off balance.

The actress initially looked relaxed as she posed topless whilst wearing gold bikini bottoms and a matching taffeta skirt with a train.

Whoops: Upton slipped over her train (@si_swimsuit Instagram)

But just as a member of the crew climbed on the rock to give her some shoes, the wave came crashing in, throwing the model backwards.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit posted the dramatic moment on their official Instagram account.

They captioned the post: "Whoops! Things got a little rocky on @kateupton #SISwim 2018 shoot in Aruba!”

Upton has recently levelled accusations of sexual harassment against Guess Boss, Paul Marciano, accusing him of “feeling her boobs to check they’re real” when she was 18.

She alleged that he sexually harassed her when she was on the set of her first professional modelling campaign for Guess Lingerie in 2010. Marciano strongly denies the allegations.

She told Time magazine: “Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them, actually.

“After I pushed him away, he said: ‘I’m making sure they’re real’.”