Taylor Swift- Diss By Model A Misunderstanding

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - November 17, 2013

When rumors that Taylor Swift had been dissed by Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart for her modeling abilities, fans quickly jumped to her defense. Swift performed at the Victoria’s Secret Angels Show and although she put on a great performance and looked stunning, people seemed to pay more attention the the comments about her modeling capabilities than her show.

Although Swift has never said that she wants to be a model, her performance at the show and friendship with several of the models seemed to get everyone talking. When model Jessica Hart was asked if she thought Swift would make a good Victoria’s Secret model, Hart said,

“I think, you know what, god bless her heart. I think she’s great,” Hart said. “But, I don’t know, to me, she didn’t fit. I don’t know if I should say that. 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. I think it comes with age. It’s definitely the benchmark of all jobs.”

Although this may have seemed like a diss, Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Edward Razek, Hart, and even Swift herself insist that the comment was simply misinterpreted. Swift and Hart are actually good friends and Swift believes that Hart was not trying to put her down or say that she wouldn’t make a good model. Razek defended Hart by saying,

“I have personally been in contact with Jessica Hart and she said she was ‘wildly misinterpreted’ and that she thought Taylor was ‘amazing,’ ” Razek said. “She is stunned that anyone would think differently. And that’s something we can all agree on.”

“I can tell you that everyone at Victoria’s Secret was blown away by Taylor’s performance. She could not be more beautiful or talented, that we felt extremely lucky to have her, and that she is welcome back to do the show anytime she wants,” he added. “Taylor’s not ready to be an Angel? She’s more than ready to be anything she wants to be. I could not have more respect for this woman, or be more appreciative of her participation, and I can speak for the entire VS brand, the crew, and most certainly the Angels.”

Do you think Hart’s comment was misinterpreted or is Razek just covering up for the young model’s mistake?

Image from Instagram.

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  • Robert Lorrison

    @The Author: I’m not sure if you read my reply to your previous article, but regardless, I applaud your redirect. It shows integrity.

    As far as Jessica Hart’s comments are concerned, I think the original question caught her off guard. She might have even felt it was inappropriate. Her follow-up comments seemed a bit clumsy, but she may not be accustomed to answering questions on the fly.

    I think she was trying to say that Taylor wouldn’t make a good VS model because of her image, which has nothing to do with her ability to strut down a fashion show runway with confidence. You’ve got to take into account when considering the comments, that they are coming from a woman who does exactly that for a living. The subject might seem a bit conflicted to her, perhaps? Part of her wants to protect Taylor, but another part doesn’t want to make her own profession seem sleazy.

    Anyhow, I think the news outlets have analyzed this enough and needs to put it to rest. Let Taylor out of the media bubble so she can breathe. The AMA Awards are only a week away.

  • JL

    Honestly, I know women who work at some of the more upscale strip joints in this nation that would blow away most of the Victoria Secrets models.

    Don’t tell me that the strippers aren’t as classy — I assure you that high fashion models are doing just as much drugs and having just as much kinky sex as strippers are. I used to work in that industry. People are only fooling themselves about what happens behind closed doors in this country.

    Much of America is just an illusion. The prudish moral exterior gives way behind American closed doors. Americans just fool themselves.

    • Davids

      Someone sounds awfully fearful of kinky sex

  • Cerph

    Simply jealous. TS did just fine for a non-model.

  • Rena

    Victoria’s Secret did damage control here. They knew what Jessica Hart said was bad press, so they told her to retract her comment and say it was a misunderstanding. I don’t know how “bless her heart..” could ever be construed as a misunderstanding, but they did what they had to do to cover it up.