Kate Upton has been named the 2013 Model of the Year, reports E! Online.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) September 3, 2013
The blonde 21-year-old will accept the award at the 10th Annual Style Awards in New York City Wednesday night. The event kicks off New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion week and will be hosted by Nicole Richie. Upton will be honored at the award show along with celebrity stylist Zac Posen, designer Rachel Zoe and New York Giants wide receiver and designer Victor Cruz.
The model is also featured on Vanity Fair’s 100th anniversary cover where she sports a Marilyn Monroe-inspired lingerie piece.
Upton rose to fame in 2012 after landing her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover and once again this year.