Taylor Swift Cut Down by VS Model Hart

    November 16, 2013
    Lacy Langley
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Apparently, Taylor Swift’s performance at Wednesday’s Victoria Secret fashion show at the Lexington Armory in NYC wasn’t enjoyed by everyone. Although Swift has declared that she is now BFF with some of the shows top models, like Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton and Cara Delevingne, there is one model who is just…not impressed.

When Jessica Hart was asked what she thought about Swift’s performance at the Victoria’s Secret show, she said, “I think, you know what, god bless her [Taylor Swift] heart. I think she’s great,” Hart said at the show’s afterparty. “But, I don’t know, to me, she didn’t fit. I don’t know if I should say that.”

Um, probably not.

Well, at least Swift seemed to have a really great time with her model friends at the show. She had fun taking silly selfies with new BFF, model Cara Delevingne, who also previously dated the singer’s ex Harry Styles. The two exchanged a friendly butt-slap on stage, as well, to seal their new friendship.

It’s a good thing Taylor has other friends in the industry, according to Us Magazine. Take Karlie Kross for example, a 21-year-old Angel gushed to Us magazine that, “she and I need to be best friends! I think she’s the coolest young girl. She a great role model and I love her music.”

Lily Aldridge was of the same opinion and gushed about Swift, “We had a little moment at the end of her song ‘Trouble,’ where we walked in front of the stage together,” the 28-year-old supermodel said of the singer. “[Taylor] is one of my best friends, so we had so much fun.”

Hart doesn’t think that Swift fits into their world, however, and wasn’t afraid to say that either. When she was asked if she thought Taylor could be a Victoria’s Secret Model, she simply replied, “No.”

She added, “I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we’ve been working for 14, 15 years. What it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself,” she explained. “I think it comes with age. It’s definitely the benchmark of all jobs.”

Sounds like some serious back-pedaling to me.

Image via wikimedia commons

  • Em

    I have to agree. Swift looked like a wannabee, and while I’m sure the world will defend her, Hart makes a good point. Taylor Swift does not look right for this kind of event.

  • JK

    Wow. Who really cares about this? It is like a group of middle school girls talking. Oh wow…. it i like … like … Taylor Swift didn’t fit in! She isn’t part of the popular crowd! And women wonder why men don’t take them seriously.

    There is a reason why the world hates America. It is because we are so phony and out of touch with what is important.

  • Sabrina

    Hart is right; Taylor Swift is not a good ‘model’. Her talents are more substantial, like, I don’t know, going platinum with her albums and earning dozens of Grammys.

  • Ty

    But that’s just the thing, JK. It’s all about how Taylor swift isn’t “part of the popular crowd.” Everything since day 1 has been about how she isn’t “part of the popular crowd.

  • shaf

    I’m a fan of Taylor, but not gonna lie she didn’t fit to be a model. She’s beautiful, tall enough, kind etc but She doesn’t have the body and she’s to skinny. No hate of her.

  • Robert Lorrison

    I posted this comment on another article, but I’m gonna paste it here because it applies to this one too.

    I’m sorry, but this article is way out of line. Why in Gods name would Taylor Swift, one of the most successful singer/songwriters in history, who built her reputation on being a positive role model for young women, decide to sacrifice that career to become a lingerie/fashion model, and alienate a good deal of her fans in the process?

    Jessica Hart wasn’t trying to diss Taylor Swift by saying she wouldn’t make a good VS model. If anything, she was paying her a compliment. I’ve read a few of these “VSFS Model Disses Taylor Swift” articles, among others, and it’s sickening to think how many of you Hollywood types are so eager to get Taylor into nothing but a bra and panties for your camera lens, just so you can sell more magazines and boost your ratings.

    Taylor has stated repeatedly in interviews that she does not have any interest in doing sexy photo shoots, or promoting herself as a sex symbol, so stop trying to push her into something she doesn’t want to do. She’s not comfortable with it. And even if she was, we fans wouldn’t stand for it.

    Most of us have followed her since she was a teenager, or caught up with her teenage years through her video blogs and interviews. Many of us consider her as something akin to a family member, because she is that devoted to her fans.

    Taylor didn’t perform at the VSFS because she wants to be a lingerie model, she did it for the exact opposite reason. She did it to prove that she doesn’t need to be half nude to be sexy. And she did it with class, as always.

    • kila

      Love this. So right about her being like a family member. I dislike when taylor changes, because I fell for the taylor swift she is. Taylor never change too much. Love her silly side. Miss her travel videos she’d upload on youtube.

  • Ella Calloway

    Robert, allow me to inform you. Taylor Swift did build her reputation on being a wholesome, sentimental country girl, appealing to teenage girls. Since recent years, this image has not been as lucrative, so Taylor and her management team are trying to evolve her image. This is exactly why Taylor would want to work the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, also because Victoria’s Secret models have a reputation of being good looking. As a young woman trying to gain appeal, this would be a good venue.

    Unfortunately, there is something of a clash, and I think you picked up on this dissonance. As you’ve said, her fans do not have very much in common with lingerie modeling. Taylor’s reputation was engineered around almost the opposite of Victoria’s Secret. This is why it would be an awkward fit, and model Hart is really not wrong in that observation. There is something contradictory about Taylor working the fashion show.

  • ryan

    Keep calm, and love Candice.