Although the model was put down she doesn’t let it hold her back — in fact it taught her an important lesson!
Kate Upton, the voluptuous blonde model who started her career off with a very sexy cover for Sports Illustrated, is seriously hot — but not everyone always thought so! Sophia Neophitou, model director for Victoria’s Secret, saw the cover and completely dissed Kate with very hurtful statements. Well, Kate tells V magazine how those comments truly affected her. We don’t blame her for finding it so hurtful!
Kate Upton’s Victoria’s Secret Diss — V Magazine Interview:
In 2012, Sophia had a mouthful to say to The New York Times about Kate Upton: she said she would “never hire her” and that she was “too obvious.” “We would never use Upton. She’s like a Page 3 girl,” she told The New York Times. “She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blonde hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.” Wow! She didn’t hold back.
Kate Upton Addresses The Diss:
As the new cover girl for V magazine, she told the mag: “I had just gotten my cover of Sports Illustrated that day,” she says. “I wasn’t used to that kind of media swirl.”
“I had never met her (Sophia), so it really came out of nowhere.” She went on to say that the cruel commentary was an “introduction to being in the spotlight and having people you’ve never met have an opinion of you.”
Although not everyone may be Kate’s biggest fan she’s here to stay — and we’re so happy for her whirlwind career! What do you guys think of Kate getting dissed? VOTE!
— Olivia Elgart