Over it! Kate Upton is not impressed with Victoria’s Secret‘s lack of diversity and body inclusivity, specifically in their annual fashion show. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on August 18, a fan asked the blonde bombshell what her reaction was after rumors surfaced that the show has been canceled this year. Surprisingly she held nothing back, despite having previously worked with the brand.
“You know what, we’re sick of seeing the same body type,” the 27-year-old confessed to the caller while sitting with Andy Cohen and rapper 50 Cent. “You have to be body inclusive now. Every woman needs to be represented otherwise it’s a snooze fest.”
In July, model Shanina Shaik spilled the beans during an interview with Australia’s The Daily Telegraph that the yearly lingerie showcase was allegedly called off. “Unfortunately the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year,” she dished. “It’s something I’m not used to because every year around this time I’m training like an angel. But I’m sure in the future something will happen, which I’m pretty sure about.”
The runway show has come under severe scrutiny over the last few years due to lack of inclusivity, which has also been reflected in a dip in ratings. Shanina added, “I’m sure they’re trying to work on branding and new ways to do the show because it’s the best show in the world.”
As for Kate, she’s never appeared in the show and seems to agree with the critiques. The Sports Illustrated babe seems to be in a great place with her career, marriage to baseball star Justin Verlander and raising their 9-month-old daughter, Genevieve.
“We have this great foundation and great relationship where we really just love each other’s company. But, it also takes work.” the Houston Astros pitcher, 36, gushed exclusively to Life & Style in April. “I think like anything, we set a routine, we try to be involved in each other’s lives, we try not to go too long without spending time together. A lot of things that are easy to say but are hard to do.”
Keep slaying, Kate!