From Kate Upton To Naomi Campbell: Models Stake Their Claim On Bikini Awards

Is it really even fair to include models in the Bikini Awards? Well, it’s kinda like when they allowed professional athletes into the Olympics — it’s a bummer for the amateurs but much more fun for those of us watching at home. So, here we present you with nine professional posers posing in their best bikinis.

Last year’s runner-up, Claudia Romani, brought her best shoes to the competition. Does she need the edge to get ahead of the likes of Naomi Campbell, Miranda Kerr, Doetzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel and Irina Shayk? Could modern pinup Kate Upton take the title? Will having famous boyfriends give the advantage to Karrueche Tran and Paige Butcher? It’s all up to you! Vote early and often: This poll closes at 11 pm ET on August 14.

Don’t miss the other Round 1 competitions: Reality StarsFamous DaughtersHollywood Hotties and Teen Queens.

[Photos: Splash News Online]