Kate Upton Named First-Ever Sexiest Woman Alive

AP Photo/Diane Bondareff
AP Photo/Diane Bondareff
Los Angeles, CA

People Magazine has named Kate Upton the Sexiest Woman Alive, the publication announced on Thursday.

The announcement was made at the inaugural People Magazine Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, making Upton the first woman to ever receive the title, reports Entertainment Tonight.

Upton, best known for her work as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model, accepted the award in front of a live audience.

“This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who’s confident and happy, and that’s the person I always strive to be,” she said.

Upton, along with other female stars Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, and Ariana Grande, was among the victims of a photo hacking scandal earlier this year, after hackers infiltrated their Apple iCloud accounts and disclosed their most intimate photos.