Kate Upton has appeared in magazines like Sports Illustrated and Vogue but you won’t see any photos of her in Victoria’s Secret. Well, at least not any new ones. Upton is furious with the catalog for publishing photos of her that were taken in 2011.
Upton and Victoria’s Secret have a bit of a feud going. According to Yahoo News, the feud started when the company’s casting director said that Victoria’s Secret would never use Upton because she’s “too obvious” and looks like a “footballer’s wife.”
Sophia Neophitou said: “We would never use Kate . . . She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”
When photos surfaced yesterday of Kate Upton on the back cover of the Victoria’s Secret catalog it looked like Upton and Victoria’s Secret had buried the hatchet. Rumors even started circulating that Upton could become the next Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Well, that probably isn’t going to happen. The NY Post reports that the the photos didn’t come from a recent photoshoot. They came from 2011 before Upton was badmouthed by the company. On top of that, VS never contacted Upton about using the photos.
A source said: “Kate’s not currently contracted to work with Victoria’s Secret, and they didn’t contact her before they used these images.”
Now Upton is furious with Victoria’s Secret.
Back in 2011, Kate Upton was still doing the Dougie and trying to capitalize on her viral fame. Since then, she’s become one of the most sought after models on the planet. Are you surprised that Victoria’s Secret used Upton’s photo for their new catalog?