The lingerie company reportedly uses a 2011 picture of the Sport Illustrated Swimsuit cover model without contacting her first.
Victoria's Secret seemed to be eating their words. After their model booker Sophie Neophitou publicly snubbed Kate Upton last year and ripped her for having a "too obvious" look, now the lingerie company uses her photo as a back cover of their new catalog, and Kate is not impressed.
"Kate is not thrilled Victoria's Secret is using these photos," a source tells the Daily Mail. "The pictures are from 2011," another source says to New York Post's Page Six. "Kate's not currently contracted to work with Victoria's Secret, and they didn't contact her before they used these images."
Sophie vowed last year, "We would never use" Kate for a Victoria's Secret show, and dissed her look in the process. "She's like a Page 3 girl," she told New York Times. "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."
In response, Kate said to Access Hollywood, "Which is fine, because I didn't even try out for their runway show. I don't think anything she said is that mean. She wanted to out go and buy my face, that's fine, go buy it! I didn't. I'm doing fine in my career, I don't need to walk down their runway."
She additionally told Vogue in an issue where she graced the cover, "The things that they're rejecting are things that I can't change. I can't change my bra size. They're natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can't change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It's what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great."