Victoria’s Secret doesn’t take Kate Upton seriously. Their casting director Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou had said that they would never use her because “she’s too obvious. She’s like a Page 3 girl. 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”. People have made fun of her. People have called her fat.
That’s okay, Kate. A lot of guys out there like Page 3 girls and a lot like football player’s wives. Just ask Katherine Webb. Victoria’s Secret isn’t the only job out there.
For the same reason Victoria’s Secret isn’t interested in Kate, Sam Edelman just signed a contract with her. David Lipman, who shot the Sam Edelman ad campaign said, “We chose Kate because she isn’t stick thin. She’s beautiful and all-American.” What Victoria’s Secret sees as a footballer’s wife, Sam Edelman sees as all-American.
This is a pretty big break for Upton. Now that she has crossed that barrier into high fashion, she is bound to get more offers from similar companies… probably not Victoria’s Secret though.