As explained by the magazine's editor, Kardashian received the title because she has conquered TV and social media, and, following her union with Kanye West, has become the most talked about and photographed woman on the planet.
Kardashian accepted the award in person Tuesday night in London in style, wearing a black latex and gravity-defying bodysuit paired with a Ralph & Russo corseted crystal skirt.
"I want to thank GQfor making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day," she told the crowd.
Kardashian was promptly handed the wrong award. She was accidentally given Pharrell Williams's trophy — the music icon was also being honored that night— before all parties realized the mistake.
"I was taking pictures with it," she joked. "I hope no one notices it."
But while Kim sported a bold look at the GQ event, inside the magazine (here's a link to view the images), a sultry Kim featuring lightened locks, lounges around in bed naked leaving little to the imagination
A slew of other A-Listers joined the couple for last night's affair, including Pharrell, Sam Smith, Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton, Lindsay Lohan, Cara Delevingne (who took a little tumble inside the soireé), and Jonah Hill.
It's been a banner year for Kim. After covering the April issue of Voguewith Kanye, the two married over Memorial Day weekend. In June, their daughter North West celebrated her first birthday.
Her E! television show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, just wrapped its ninth season, with a finale that highlighted the lead-up to the wedding. And her iPhone video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, earned her an estimated $85 million.
Not a bad year's work. And it's only September.