2012 was totally Kate Upton's year... until she topped it with 2013, the year in which she covered Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue again, joined the ranks of Gisele and Kate Moss as a David Yurman model, earned herself a Vogue cover, got asked to prom on YouTube... oh, and was named Model of the Year.
Upton will be receiving the Model of the Year award at the 10th annual Style Awards next week, reports Modelinia, an honor previously awarded to Joan Smalls. The awards, scheduled for the day before Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, will be later aired on CNN on September 14 for the first time in the show's history.
Which means we'll all get the chance to witness Kate walking and talking on-screen (think she'll give an acceptance speech?) as opposed to staring sexily from the magazine pages. What better way to prepare for seeing her on-screen in the Cameron Diaz rom-com "The Other Woman" next year?
A reminder of why Upton deserves the Model of the Year title: