"Maxim" will release its annual Hot 100 list in the coming days, but yesterday, they revealed this year's #1 . . . KATE UPTON.
She says, quote, "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."
Kate was born in Michigan but moved to Florida, where she was discovered at a horse show when she was 12.
She says, quote, "I was a horseback rider, so growing up around the barn, you don't really think of yourself being in the fashion industry."