Transcript for Kate Upton Blasts Victoria's Secret for Publishing Old Photos
Supermodel kate upton furious at victoria's secret for using photos of her without permission. Got that for us, paula. I do. In the past they've said she's page 3 material and a little too obvious for the runway after victoria's secret sources said kate just not their type. This old photo has red hot supermodel kate upton seeing red. Upton who has graced the covers of "sports illustrated" and "vogue" and heats up your tv is also in the latest victoria's secret catalog, but sources tell abc news "she's not thrilled about the images being used." In fact, sources say she wasn't even told she'd be featured. This photo taken in 2011 shows upton in black lingerie when she was under contract with the lingerie giant but that contract is over and their relationship is as well. Ever since a victoria's secret model booker told "the new york times" we would never use kate. 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." Whether victoria's secret owned the rights to this photo or not, it's very unorthodox for a company to use a model in this explicit a way without that model's knowledge first. Reporter: The 20-year-old quickly rose to fame after being discovered in 2008 just three years later landing on the cover of "si" about the same time she was working for victoria's secret. But shortly thereafter, the lingerie giant reportedly branded her as too voob the runway and dropped her. Which leaves some now wondering if she wasn't good enough then, why is she good enough now? When those photos were taken two years ago, none of us really knew who kate upton was. Now she's a huge celebrity and if victoria's secret still owns those photos it's just good business for them to use them. Now, we did reach out to both for comment. Neither side is talking. As they mentioned in the piece, it is within victoria's secret legal right to use them. But why now? Because she's hot right now. She is hot although they said she wasn't. Page 3 material? Uh-huh. Yeah. Who knew? At least it's not page 6. Oh! Ba-dum-dum.
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