Kate Upton Named Model of the Year!

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Kate Upton has been named Model of the Year for 2013.

She will be presented with the honor at the 10th Annual Style Awards, which kick off the annual Fashion Week events on September 4 in New York.

Kate Upton Stripping

While winning Model of the Year (and yes, there is such an award) may have once seemed unlikely for our girl, she has undeniably earned the honor.

Since the 21-year-old beauty's first stunning Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearance in 2011, Kate's career has been on a meteoric, upward trajectory.

She landed on the swimsuit cover the following year and this February became the first back-to-back SI Swimsuit cover girl since Tyra Banks (1996-97).

Kate Upton has also covered Vogue, joined Gisele and Kate Moss as a David Yurman model and become the consensus "It Girl" in her profession.

Basically, from start to finish, and from the catwalk to print campaigns to pop culture, 2013 has been the Year of Kate. This modeling award merely proves it.

It's Upton's world, and we're just living in it, basking in her aura and thanking our lucky stars every time we are graced with her beautiful presence.

Could be worse.

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well, she is looking like my neighbour's wife.