It is that time once again, THGers. The time to unveil the finalists for, and eventually the winner of, THG's prestigious, arbitrary, 7th Annual Celebrity of the Year honor.
Between now and the end of 2013, we will be counting down the 10 stars who provided us with the year's best moments, stories, scandals and entertainment value.
Today we kick off the countdown with Celebrity of the Year Finalist #10 ... Kate Upton!
Kate Upton. Wow. See above. End post.
Just kidding. But sort of not really.
The next time the U.S. economy experiences a recession, it might want to put the curvaceous model on the payroll ... because she's a one-woman stimulus package!
She was named SI's cover girl again, but her "it" girl status and the glory and scrutiny that goes with it extended well beyond Kate Upton bikini photos.
Vanity Fair. Vogue. Countless fashion and advertising campaigns followed as people across this great land became enraptured with her natural beauty.
The fun-loving, carefree and surprisingly self-aware Kate's effervescent personality only contributes to her status as this nation's #1 girl crush of 2013.
She's also ridiculously hot. Doesn't hurt. Click to enlarge many more Kate Upton photos, GIFs and videos below for a look back at the Year in Kate.
Seriously. Climate change has nothing on her.