The beautiful and curvaceous model, who catapulted to fame by landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice and for being in at least two viral videos on YouTube, appears on the company’s back cover wearing the huge lingerie’s brand of black body bra. But sources say that the old photographs were used without her permission.
An un-named source told the Daily Mail, “Kate is not thrilled Victoria’s Secret is using these photos. She is not contracted to work with Victoria’s Secret and was not notified before the images, taken in 2011, were used.”
It must be particularly infuriating when you consider how disparaging Victoria’s Secret was about Ms Upton and her apparent attributes. Just last year, the Victoria’s Secret booker, Sophia Neophitou told the New York Times that they would never use Kate for any of the company’s shows because she looked “too obvious.”
Neophitou went on to add insult on top of injury by stating, “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,”
It is obvious to us why Kate Upton is nakedly furious at Victoria’s Secret. Not only have the company used her image illegally, they’ve cast aspersions on her appearance and managed to “slur” footballer wives everywhere by making them all sound like “bottle blondes who paid to have their faces done!”
Apparently it wasn’t just her hair and face that Victoria’s Secret didn’t like. In an interview in the June 1013 issue of Vogue, which she is also on the cover of, Kate said, “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great.”
So it seems that the lingerie company doesn’t care for the fuller sized girl in the area of breast size. Although they obviously weren’t so bothered that they didn’t mind using her photograph in a bra advertisement on the back cover.
Ms Upton has had the good fortune to have gotten pretty far on just “what God gave” her. The full figured blond has a beautiful face and body that has helped get her to the front of two Sports Illustrated magazines and on the cover of Vogue. Add in her ability to enjoy making fun of herself, just check out the YouTube viral videos, she’s having fun “clowning around” in these and that is what helped to cement her standing as one of the most popular models this year.
This blonde Venus has said that she would like to start her own lingerie company. We say great! We think Kate Upton should take that naked fury out on Victoria’s Secret by hitting them where it hurts, in the lingerie competition department. We think that in Kate’s case, there will be no secret behind her success.
By Michael Smith