Victoria’s Secret Put Kate Upton In Their New Catalog Without Telling Her

Here’s the back cover from the new Victoria’s Secret catalog that’s been going around making everyone think they signed Kate Upton after absolutely trashing her last year. Turns out they just went ahead and used old photos of her without telling her and thought that would go over well. Page Six reports:

The VS photos of Upton in a black bra surfaced yesterday, and buzz spread that the blond babe could be the next Angel, joining Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. But, “The pictures are from 2011,” sniffed a source. “Kate’s not currently contracted to work with Victoria’s Secret, and they didn’t contact her before they used these images.”

And just to refresh your memory, here’s what Victoria’s Secret model broker Sophia Neophitou said about Kate right before she made the cover of Sports Illustrated. Twice.

“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.”

In Victoria’s Secret defense, there is a specific look they’re going for, and it’s spectacular asses with tiny breasts. That said, it’s kind of shitty to say Kate Upton’s not their type then turn around and reuse old photos of her to make money. What kind of asshole does that?

Photos: Getty