kate upton model of the year style awards Kate Upton named Model of the Year for 2013 Style AwardsKate Upton has taken the modeling world by storm in just a few short years, gracing the covers of back-to-back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues for the first time since Tyra Banks did it in 1996-97. She has also appears on the covers of Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, French ELLE, GQ, Esquire and several other publications.

Suffice to say, she’s a hot commodity right now — so it’s appropriate that Upton would be named Model of the Year for the 10th annual Style Awards, being held Wednesday, Sept. 4 in New York City to kick off the 2013 Fashion Week.

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The model is mum so far about the award on Twitter, but she did recently tweet a picture of herself and golf legend Arnold Palmer, along with the caption, “Had an amazing golf lesson today.”

Kate Upton is definitely living the sweet life.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."