[caption id="attachment_66509" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Kate Upton furious over use of photo for lingerie ad (PHOTO)[/caption]Kate Upton Furious Over Victoria's Secret Use of Old Photos
It seems everybody is into recycling these days, including the editors of the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalog who are using an old photo of model Kate Upton in their recent edition, which sources say have Upton feeling furious.
It was bad enough that the catalog's casting agent dissed Upton last year, calling her beauty the kind that comes from plastic surgery and insisting that Victoria's Secret had no desire to use what she called a "Page three girl" as one of their catalog models. But the back cover of the current VS catalog features none other than Kate Upton wearing one of the company's most popular black bra models.
Representatives from Victoria's Secret are explaining the situation by saying that the photo is from an old photo shoot. Upton is not currently under any contract with Victoria's Secret.
Although Upton has not publicly commented on the situation with her legion of Twitter fans, she is said to be furious about the catalog's use of her image in light of the fact that she has been roundly criticized by the company's casting director.
The photos came as a surprise to Upton, particularly after Sophia Neophitou, a booker from Victoria's Secret, was quoted in 2012 as describing Upton's look as "too obvious" and telling the New York Times that Victoria's Secret would never use Upton as a model in their fashion shows.
Neophitou said, "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.''
In the past, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has been vocal about dealing with body bashers -- ranging from booking agents to nasty online commentators.
"It was hard at first. You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?'" Upton told Vogue about the criticism she's faced. "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."
Upton has been featured multiple times on the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Vogue. She ranked number 8 in FHM's Sexiest Women in the World 2013 list.
There is no word if Upton will be invited to appear in the Victoria's Secret 2013 fashion show as a way of apologizing for their being two-faced.
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