This Is Why Kate Upton Is The Model of The Year

Come on, there’s a reason why she is 2013’s Model of the Year.

Just when you thought Kate Upton couldn’t possibly get any hotter, more photos of her, well, her hotness has surfaced. Shot by photographer James Weber, the two-time Sports Illustrated cover gal is oozing with sex appeal in the sexy portraits.

In the black-and-white spread, the blonde beauty’s curvaceous bod is practically slipping out of her skin-tight dress. (And in a few frames, Upton could barely contain her bust in her skimpy leopard print bra.)

“I haven’t retouched any of these,” Weber told Celebuzz of the photos. “I just converted them to black and white. So this is all Kate.”

“Kate was with Elite Models at the time and I was looking to do a beauty update for my portfolio. I had a fabulous hair and makeup team ready to go, I just needed the right face.  I saw her … and the rest is history.”

Launch the gallery above to see Kate at her finest.