People Magazine has naed Kate Upton their sexiest woman alive on Thursday night during the magazine’s inaugural awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.
“There are a lot of reasons why Kate is sexy. Style, career, achievements, sense of humor, personality – oh and did
I mention her … looks?” actor Eric Dane stated as he presented the award to the 22-year-old Sports Illustrated model.
During her acceptance speech, Upton defined the term sexy in her own words. She stated:
“This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means somebody who’s confident and happy and that’s the person
I always strive to be. Thanks to my fans.”
She added, humorously, “I’m so, so sorry to my 18-year-old brother. Poor David.”
Upton is most widely known for gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated two years in a row.
She was the first model to ever appear solo in the magazine’s Swimsuit Edition. She has also acted alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in “The Other Woman.”
Upton is the first woman to receive this award. “Thor” actor, Chris Hemsworth was named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive roughly one month ago.
Other winners included: Karlie Kloss for Model of the Year, Kate Hudson for Celebrity Role Model of the Year,
Jimmy Fallon for Talk Show Host of the Year, Gwen Stefani for Style Icon of the Year and Kevin Hart for Comedy Star of the Year. For the full list, click here.
The winners of the People Magazine Awards were chosen by editors from Peopleas well as editors from their sister publication, Entertainment Weekly.