At an afterparty following the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last month, undies model Jessica Hart was asked her opinion of the event's musical entertainment: Taylor Swift. For some inexplicable reason, she answered honestly, telling WWD that, alas, the chart-topper just doesn't have what it takes to strut around in lingerie.
"I think, you know what, God bless her heart. I think she's great," opined the gap-toothed Aussie catwalker. "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."
But is it one she no longer has? According to Page Six, Victoria's Secret execs were so "furious" over Hart's comments that they've dumped her from next year's show and ditched her from upcoming catalog work.
The company, however, denies that it's clipped her angel wings.
"There is no truth to the rumors that Jessica Hart has been fired or that she will no longer work with the brand," a company spokesman said in a statement. "As you will see, she was a great part of our show, and we look forward to continuing to work with her. As previously reported, we at Victoria's Secret and all those involved, including Jessica Hart, were thrilled to have Taylor be a part of the show. We look forward to sharing her performances next week during the television special."
Jessica, who quickly realized that she'd stuck her stiletto in her mouth with her Swift assessment, attempted to make amends soon after by gushing to Us, "I adore Taylor Swift and I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. … I could never get up there and do what she does! She is a true rock star, and she absolutely killed it the other night."
Whatever her future with Victoria's Secret, Hart will likely land on her feet, especially considering that she's involved with billionaire shipping scion (and onetime Paris Hilton squeeze) Stavros Niarchos.
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