The announcement was made at the People Magazine Awards on Thursday. Upton accepted the award, telling the 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.”
The 22-year-old jokingly added that her boyfriend, Justin Verlander, a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, should be happy.
Kate laughed, "Um, you're welcome, Justin.”
Kate Upton, that’s who! The Sports Illustrated model was chosen by People magazine as the first-ever “Sexiest Woman Alive.”