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Scandalous- Victoria’s Secret To Sports Illustrated: Your Cover Girl Isn’t Classy Enough For Us

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Over the years with the advent of the that sparkly spectacle known as the Victoria’s Secret “fashion” show we have grown accustom to models walking the runway in massive bejeweled wings blowing kisses to the camera. Sports Illustrated not to be outdone saves all their ladies for their annual swimsuit issue. Fair enough. All was well in the world of bikini wearing models until today when Sophia Neophitou 10 Magazine editor and VS stylist threw the model for SI’s newly revealed cover under the proverbial bus and poo-pooed her to the New York Times. Ouch.

When asked if Victoria’s Secret would ever add the model, Kate Upton to their roster of girls she answered, “We would never use” Ms. Upton for a Victoria’s Secret show. Considering interviews with Victoria’s Secret models have revealed a rather embarrassing level of shallowness, it seems presumptuous for VS to be waving their judgmental finger at SI and specifically cover girl, Kate Upton.

What you might find surprising is that in fact Kate has modeled in the VS catalog in the past but never in their televised shows or as a permanent “angel”. Neophitou declared the model, “Too obvious” to be featured in what has become the most widely viewed runway show in the world and went on to say, “She’s like a Page 3 girl”, referring to the scantily clad voluptuous women featured in The Sun, a London tabloid. “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.”

Kate’s agent noted to the NYT that the 19 year old model, who turned herself into somewhat of an internet celebrity with 3 million views on her video and 170,000 twitter followers is “bigger than fashion. She’s the Jayne Mansfield of the Internet.” Kate added her own two cents as well, “People told me I couldn’t be fashion, that I’m just an old-fashioned body girl, only good for swimwear. But I knew that I could bring back the supermodel.”



Image VIA New York Times

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