As if anyone else could win! Kate Upton has won the coveted title of 2013 Model of the Year. The buxom blond will formally accept the award at Wednesday night’s 10th Annual Style Awards in New York City. The event, which kicks off New York Fashion Week, will celebrate the two-time Sports Illustrated model in all her bikini glory. Nicole Richie will be on hand to host the evening’s festivities.
And there’s no doubt that she’s had one heck of a busy year. Between joining the likes of Kate Moss and b Bündchen as the face of jewelry retailer David Yurman, to filming future Hollywood blockbusters with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann over the summer, 2013 has been good to Upton.
It doesn’t come easily either…the blond has been working nonstop on her career since her first big break with her debut SI Swimsuit cover in 2011. She’s even made the difficult transition from bikini model to high fashion starlet by gracing the covers of both American and Brazilian Vogue this year. Impressive!
But given the shots we’ve seen from her one of her many upcoming projects—a role in The Other Woman where she rocks itty-bitty bikinis—we’re not so sure she’s ready to completely retire her two-piece just yet!