US - US model Kate Upton, 21, has won the coveted 2013 Model of the Year. She was reportedly up against fellow models Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha and Jourdan Dunn for the title.
Known for her two-time back-to-back cover appearances on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues last year and this year (inset), she will formally accept the award at today's 10th Annual Style Awards in New York City.
Upton successfully made the difficult transition from bikini model to high fashion star, having graced the covers of both American and Brazilian Vogue magazine this year.
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