Kate Upton haters, beware: You may find yourselves eating your words. The seemingly obvious match of Ms. Upton in the supermodel heaven that is the Victoria's Secret catalog has never been made, mostly due to the anti-Upton sentiment of the opinionated Sophia Neophitou. As the Victoria's Secret casting agent, Neophitou has famously said she would never use the 20-year-old model in her lingerie shows. Yet, BuzzFeed managed to get their hands on the latest VS catalog — and lo and behold, there's Ms. Upton's barely-clothed visage staring right back at us.
Upton is "too obvious," Neophitou said in a New York Times interview from earlier last year. "She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy." Ouch. But for someone with a "too obvious" look, Upton's certainly made the best of it: She's scored three Vogue covers this year alone.
Don't expect Upton to walk the runway any time soon, though. BuzzFeed's Amy O'Dell explains that, "Casting for the catalog and fashion show are seen as two very different things to the fashion community." True, but this model's meteoric rise to fame has something to do with her relentless pursuit of the fashion world's top-dogs. And, she finally finagled her way into this year's Met Gala, so who's to say she won't slip her way into a pair of angel wings by the next lingerie show? (Daily Mail)
Image: Via BuzzFeed; Courtesy of Victoria's Secret.