Jessica Hart, Victoria's Secret Model, Claims Taylor Swift 'Doesn't Fit' Diss Was 'Out Of Context'
Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart clarified comments she made about Taylor Swift, insisting she did not mean to diss the singer when she said she “didn’t fit” the Victora's Secret Fashion Show runway.
After the infamous runway show, Hart, 27, was asked by Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) if Swift, 23, the performer at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, would make it as a Victoria’s Secret model, and answered with an emphatic “no”:
“I think, you know what, god bless her heart. I think she’s great… 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.”
Hart’s comments immediately sparked rumors of a feud between the model and the country star. And, while Swift has not commented on the rumored cattiness, Hart spoke out, saying that her comments were taken out of context and that she has nothing but love and respect for Swift.
“I adore Taylor Swift, and I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. What Taylor does on stage is nothing compared to what we do. 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. Her song ‘Pieces’ was one of my favorite songs, and I own her first ever CD. I can’t imagine why I would have said anything bad about her,” Hart told US Weekly.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2013
Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Edward Razek also released a statement to clear the air, saying, “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,” Razek told Us Weekly.
Razek also revealed that he had spoken to Hart and reiterated that she, too, loved Swift’s performance at the show and that she had been devastated that her comments had become so twisted. He was adamant that he would not let this incident go by without comment.
“Some things I let slide. But not this. It couldn’t be more wrong,” he added.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to air Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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