Victoria’s Secret Model Snubs Taylor Swift, Changes Her Tune After Backlash
Taylor Swift is one of the featured performers during this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and during the taping last week, the superstar tweeted quite a bit about how much fun she had with her new friends, the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
It was clear that Swift had a blast, even captioning one of the Polaroid photos “Best Friends Forever VS 13.” Hayley Williams of the band Paramore also took to her Twitter account, echoing what fans everywhere were thinking when they saw the photos of the singer on the runway: “Taylor I am now convinced you are secretly a Vicki’s secret model … look at you.”
Swift did look at home, but at least one Victoria’s Secret model nixed the idea that the ‘Red’ star could ever have a career as a model for the brand.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, model Jessica Hart bluntly said “no” when asked if Swift had what it took to join their team. “She didn’t fit,” Hart furthered (quote via Country Weekly). “I don’t know if I should say that.”
“I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we’ve been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself,” the model continued. “I think it comes with age. It’s definitely the benchmark of all jobs.”
Swift’s loyal fans didn’t take Hart’s comments lightly, which prompted the model to issue a clarifying statement.
“I adore Taylor Swift, and I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” the VS model said. “What Taylor does on stage is nothing compared to what we do. I could never get up there and do what she does! She is a true rock star and she absolutely killed it the other night. Her song ‘Fearless’ was one of my favorite songs, and I own her first-ever CD.”
She concluded, “I can’t imagine why I would have said anything bad about her.”
All’s well that ends well. Watch Hart and the rest of the beautiful Victoria’s Secret models strut to the sounds of Taylor Swift when the annual fashion show airs Dec. 10 on CBS.