Kate Upton Named Model Of The Year [Gallery]

Kate Upton has been named the Model Of The Year.

Upton, who has skyrocketed in popularity since she landed on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issuein 2011, will be presented with the Model Of The Year Award at the 10th Annual Style Awards on September 4.

Upton didn’t make the top 10 on Forbes Highest Paid Models list this year but the 21-year-old beauty is one of the most in demand models working today.

She became the first model to land back-to-back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers since Tyra Banks did it in 1996 and has recently appeared on the cover of Elle, Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

Of course, Upton’s most talked about videos and photos usually come via social media. The model has quickly become one of the most followed people on Twitter thanks to a constant stream of sexy photos.

Kate Upton’s rise to fame has been closely linked to social media. Her breakthrough performance came after an impromptu dance on the sidelines of a Clipper’s game and one of her most watched videos is the “Cat Daddy” dance on YouTube.

Yep, Upton is just about everywhere these days. From magazine covers to prop proposals to Carl’s Jr. ads, Upton has earned her place as the Model Of The Year.