Kate Upton lands the cover of Vanity Fair, is also named ‘Model of the Year’

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Kate Upton lands the October cover of Vanity Fair (their 100 year anniversary issue), and has also been named her the 2013 Model of the Year. She’ll receive her award tomorrow at the Style Awards. I think she’s a good pick – more so than the likes of Gisele Bundchen. I like that Kate is thick – and more of what a “real woman” should look like. She’s not some bony supermodel, she has beautiful curves!

Kate has had a huge year, and people took notice!

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 Gisele 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!

Congratulations, girl!

What do you think about Kate being chosen as model of the year? Do you agree?

MORE PHOTOS OF KATE AFTER THE JUMP!kate-upton-vogue-brazil2

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September 3rd, 2013 at 11:49 am

She’s very Playboy bunny on the cover shot.

September 3rd, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I don’t get the appeal and that cover outfit is not flattering