THG is counting down the 100 Hottest Bikini Bodies of 2012!
For months, we've been paying tribute to the hottest celebs with bikini photos galore, and at long last, we've finally arrived at this year's winner: Kate Upton!
Really, after the year she had, was there any other pick?
Kim Kardashian bikini photos came in second. A worthy effort by the reality star, but even she could not kompete with the perfection that is Kate Upton in 2012.
Seriously, Sports Illustrated. And genetics. Thank you.
Kate has taken over the world since covering SI's annual swimsuit issue last winter at age 19. Don't worry guys, she's now 20. Makes a big difference psychologically.
It wasn't long after that before she Cat Daddy danced into our hearts, setting the Internet albaze with one of the hottest viral videos of the year (in every sense).
There are things on the web, and in life, that are quite overrated. Kate Upton modeling and/or dancing in a microscopically small bikini? Not on that list.
As always when it comes to greatness, there will be detractors. In this beauty's case, haters who criticize - rather than laud - her for not looking anorexic.
Upton's all-natural, All-American girl appeal is one of the huge reasons for her immense popularity ... that and her insane good looks and photo shoots.
Seriously. This is one of the finest specimens ever created. Overexposed? Maybe. But if anyone's exposure can be enjoyed time and again, it's her!
So there you have it, 100 bikini babes culminating in the year's hottest. Well done Kate. Click to enlarge some amazing Kate Upton photos (and videos) below!
Who will be #1 next year? Only time will tell, but the competition is already heating up. We wouldn't bet on Kate falling out of the top five, that's for sure.