“This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who’s confident and happy,” said Upton, 22, as she accepted the honor. She demonstrated her hotness in Bobbi Brown ad campaigns, in movie roles alongside actresses like Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann, and, quite memorably, in zero gravity for Sports Illustrated. The inaugural People Magazine Awards also gave out some other prestigious honors, including “Celebrity Role Model of the Year,” which went to Kate Hudson, and the “Triple Threat,” awarded to Jennifer Lopez. Must remember, actor Chris Hemsworth was named “Sexiest Man Alive” earlier this year too. Kate Upton , the girlfriend of the baseball player Justin Verland, has been previously hailed as one of the sexiest women on the planet and rumors were related to this competition as she was the favorite.