Kate will receive the 2013 Model of the Year award at the Style Awards being held at New York’s Lincoln Center this Wednesday (04 September).
Kate’s big break came back in 2011 when she was chosen to appear in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. SI named Upton as their Rookie of the Year that year.
Earlier this year Kate became the first back to back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl since Tyra Banks in 1996-97.
Before Kate was confirmed as the winner of this year’s Model of the Year award her biggest competitors were thought to be Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Coco Rocha and Cara Delevigne. The winner of the award last year was Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls who was the first Latino model to be named as an Estee Lauder brand ambassador.
Apart from her SI covers Kate is now also well-known for her Vogue cover features and a wet t-shirt photo feature for GQ Magazine.
If you want to see Kate get her 2013 Model of the Year award then it is being shown on CNN on 14 September, hosted by Nicole Richie.