Model Kate Upton has snagged the number one spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 List, becoming the hottest woman in the world. The news was released on Thursday as the new cover came out with Kate smack in the middle of it.
The voluptuous model was dressed in beige and wore ornate hoop earrings studded with metal embellishments.
She definitely belongs on the cover and the list, according to Maxim’s CEO, Robert Price. He gave a statement about the decision, saying that the magazine celebrates much more than just ‘physical beauty’, even though all the nominees are striking in their own way. Kate was picked because she has the beauty but also brings something extra to the table.
“Now more than ever, we need to celebrate smart, powerful women who are breaking boundaries, shattering glass ceilings and showing us what is possible,” said Robert, indicating why Kate was the clear winner. The golden haired model joins the ranks of Stella Maxwell and Taylor Swift, who have also previously appeared on the cover and the number one spot.
Maxim seems to celebrate strong, powerful women all around. Some of the other deserving women on the list are known faces. These include both Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and mother daughter duo Melania and Ivanka Trump.
Kate is elated at being added to this roulette of capable, beautiful women.
“You know, I work really hard on myself: on feeling good, working out, being strong. Being number one on the Hot 100 is a little reward for all of the hard work,” she commented upon finding out about the list.
She certainly has been working hard for her spot; Kate was only 12 years old when she was discovered by an agent. The young model was leaving a horse show in Florida and was spotted out among the crowd. After that, she was introduced to the fashion world.
Even though luck seemed to be on her side, she also got hold of opportunities herself and never let one go. All of her dedication and hard work have led her here. She recalled what it was like when she just started out. “It seemed very glamorous,” she said, adding that she loves traveling and meeting new people through her career.
In fact, her first modeling gig landed her a lucky spot of traveling. She went to Peru and Israel for a job and explored both places. She especially fell in love with Israel and talked about her travels. “It was one of my bucket-list trips. Israel is such a new country, but obviously with such old, rooted history. I went to Jerusalem and to the Dead Sea and floated around; my mom came with me,” she said.
Now, she travels with her best friend and partner, Justin Verlanded, who is her complete ‘support system’. Kate said she feels incredibly lucky to be married to ‘an amazing man’ who keeps her ‘focused and motivated’. His support has helped her launch her own fitness program and healthy meal delivery service, named Strong4Me Fitness.
“I wanted to give every woman the access to information that I have,” she said.
Kate wants other women to stop worrying about finding diet information and doing scattered research. She has it all in one place! With the smarts and looks she has, it is no wonder she made the Top 100. Fans can’t wait to see what she does next.