Usually it’s just the men who get all the attention when People‘s “Sexiest Alive” announcement rolls around each year, but now the magazine is adding ladies to the mix: People named model Kate Upton the “Sexiest Woman Alive” at Thursday’s inaugural People Magazine Awards.
Upton’s best known for her work modeling for Sports Illustrated – she covered the magazine’s 2012 swimsuit issue — but she’s also spent some time on the big screen, most recently in this year’s The Other Woman.
Eric Dane of Grey’s Anatomy and The Last Ship fame introduced Upton, who boarded the stage to give her own definition of what “sexy” means to her: “Sexy to me means somebody who’s confident and happy and that’s the person I always strive to be,” she said. “Thanks to my fans. I’m so, so sorry to my 18-year-old brother. Poor David.”
Upton joins actor Chris Hemsworth, who nabbed the “Sexiest Man Alive” title in November.