If you still needed proof that Kate Upton has graduated from mere Sports Illustrated bikini model to near supermodel status, it’s been announced that Upton is 2013’s Model of the Year. She’ll pick up the honors at Wednesday night’s Tenth Annual Style Awards ceremony. Well deserved. It really has been the summer of Upton (and now we get a whole year of Upton), from nabbing the cover of Vanity Fair’s 100th Anniversary Issue, to her two Vogue covers (American and Brazilian), to gracing the cover of Elle’s September issue, to joining Giselle and the other Kate (Moss) as David Yurman spokeswomen. She’s come so far from suggestively posing with a Popsicle on the cover GQ. All this, and she never even did a juice fast.
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