Kate Upton People’s First-Ever Sexiest Woman Alive

By  //  December 20, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: Kate Upton, who grew up on the Space Coast in Melbourne, has been selected People magazine’s first-ever Sexiest Woman Alive.

Kate Upton, who grew up on the Space Coast in Melbourne, has been selected People magazine’s first-ever Sexiest Woman Alive.

The award was presented at the inaugural People Magazine Awards, held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who’s confident and happy, and that’s the person I always strive to be,” Upton told the audience as she accepted her trophy.

The winners are selected by the editors at People and sister publication Entertainment Weekly. Ohter 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 and Gwen Stefani for Style Icon of the Year, among others.

Upton, 22, first burst on the national scene as she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s 2012 and 2013 swimsuit issues – and is on her third consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover published earlier this year.

In September 2013, Upton was named Model of the Year at the 10th annual Style Awards at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York

She has since become one of the most recognizable models in the world.

Upton is a former student at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.

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