Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton has been notoriously snubbed by high fashion. Despite being one of the most popular models today, she’s never walked in a major runway show.
The casting director of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show famously said Upton had “that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”
Upton’s response? She doesn’t need runway shows anyway.
She told The Cut’s Charlotte Cowles:
“Fashion shows were just never part of my goals,” she said. “It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I never really found the need to walk in them.” She giggled. “I might be really lazy. No, I’m just kidding. For some girls, the dream is to walk in a show, so I feel really happy for whoever is reaching their ultimate goal.”
Her remarks show a departure from comments that she made in Vogue last year saying that she’d love to walk on runways.
Since that interview, she’s made more appearances in Vogue and landed her first advertising campaign.
But Upton said she’s already accomplished her biggest goal.
“My goal was always to get the cover of Sports Illustrated, and I got that,” she said.
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