Kate Upton Felt Sad-ish After Victoria's Secret Diss

Sometimes the hottest, most babely supermodels in all the land -- even those with fabulous dance moves and Anna Wintour on their side -- can get bummed out by naysayers.
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Sometimes the hottest, most babely supermodels in all the land -- even those with fabulous dance moves and Anna Wintour on their side -- can get bummed out by naysayers.
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Sometimes the hottest, most babely supermodels in all the land -- even those with fabulous dance moves and Anna Wintour on their side -- can get bummed out by naysayers.

Way back in early 2012, Victoria's Secret's casting director Sophia Neophitou majorly snubbed then-rising star Kate Upton, telling the New York Times that VS would "never use her. 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." (Of course, in a bizarre turn of events, Victoria's Secret then went on to publish an old photo of Upton on the back of its catalogue -- but that's another story.)

Two years later, Upton tells V Magazine (via E!) that, despite her immense success over the last few years, Neophitou's comments cut deep.

"I had just gotten my (first) cover of Sports Illustrated [when I heard the diss]" she says. "I wasn't used to that kind of media swirl. I had never met [Neophitou], so it really came out of nowhere." Upton continues that the experience was an "introduction to being in the spotlight and having people you've never met have an opinion of you."

Bitches, man.