Victoria’s Secret fashion show: Did Taylor Swift hold her own?
12/11/2013 11:27 AM
12/11/2013 11:47 AM
So, is Taylor Swift leggy enough, busty enough, tall enough and pretty enough to be a Victoria’s Secret underwear model? You should know by now if you caught the lingerie company’s annual fashion show Tuesday night.
The show was filmed last month. At an afterparty, one of the models, Aussie Jessica Hart, was asked by Women’s Wear Daily what she thought of Taylor.
Does she have what it takes to model underwear, WWD wanted to know?
No, the model said.
And that’s when the panties hit the fan.
"I think, you know what, God bless her heart. I think she's great. But I don't know, to me, she didn't fit,” said Hart. “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. I think it comes with age. It's definitely the benchmark of all jobs.”
Within days, rumors started flying that Victoria’s Secret executives were so ticked off at Hart’s brutal honesty that they “fired” her from next year’s show. (They didn’t.)
And Hart herself had to issue a backtracking statement.
"I adore Taylor Swift, and I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. What Taylor does on stage is nothing compared to what we do. I could never get up there and do what she does!” Hart later gushed.
“She is a true rock star and she absolutely killed it the other night. Her song 'Pieces' was one of my favorite songs, and I own her first ever CD. I can't imagine why I would have said anything bad about her."
In case you missed the show – and want to see Adam Levine blowing kisses to his fiancée, model Behati Prinsloo – go toCBS.com.
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