At Thursday night's People Magazine Awards, Upton won the award, which was presented, to her by Grey's Anatomy's star Eric Dane (who isn't too bad himself, either). In her acceptance speech, the 22-year-old shared why the award meant something special to her. "This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who's confident and happy," she said. Way to wrap up a great year for the blonde beauty, who starred in movie roles, fronted a Bobbi Brown ad campaign, and had a Sports Illustrated cover.
There's plenty of reasons why the model/actress is deserving of the title — she's gorgeous, her personality, she's actually funny, she's natural, and, I know what you're thinking — her insane body. And it's true, she does look incredible in a bikini, but let's give her some more credit here. Have you seen this girl work a red carpet? Because she's a total bombshell. So here's a look at the times Kate was the sexiest woman in the room, not wearing a bikini.
1. Plunging Dress
Kate stunned in a black, plunging dress at the Sports Illustrated party.
2. Green Goddess
Glowing in DVF for the 2013 Met Ball.
3. Old Hollywood Glam
Upton looked elegant for the London premiere of her movie, The Other Woman.
4. Feminine In White
The actress wore a short, little white dress with frilled embellishments for the Fashion Media Awards.
The blonde beauty dazzled in a strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress for her LA premiere.
Sparkling in a Fendi cocktail dress.
Kate doesn't need a dress to look sexy — she rocked a white suit at the Women's Leadership Awards.
8. Evening Dress
Upton looked simple and chic in her wine-colored Alaia dress.
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