A year after Victoria’s Secret’s booking agent, Sophia Neophitou, labelled Kate Upton as a “footballer’s wife, with too-blonde hair” in the New York Times, the American lingerie giant has used an image of her on the back cover of their current catalogue.
The image was taken in 2011, before Neophitou’s comments, and shows Upton wearing a black Body Bra. According to the Daily Mail, Victoria’s Secret didn’t contact Upton, who is “not thrilled about the images being used”.
Upton worked as a Victoria’s Secret model in 2011, before Neophitou claimed that she looks like “a page 3 girl” and said that they would never use her because she is “too obvious”. She also said that Upton has “the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”
Upton has since appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, fronted campaigns for Guess, Accessorize and Sam Edelman, and appeared on the cover of Vogue.