Taylor Swift Did NOT Boot Model Jessica Hart From Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Taylor Swift did NOT get model Jessica Hart “booted” from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London, despite a new rumor. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this report, which started in the New York Daily News.
According to the Daily News, Swift is still upset about a “dig” Hart took at her after last year’s show. At the time, Hart was quoted as saying she didn’t think Swift could make it as a supermodel: “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.” Hart later clarified her remarks, saying they’d been “taken out of context.”
When this all happened, Gossip Cop busted a bogus rumor that Victoria’s Secret was firing Hart. She was never fired, and continued to work with the company. But on Tuesday, the Daily News seems to have noticed that Hart is not scheduled to be part of the Fashion Show, and decided to manufacture a controversy.
The outlet claims Swift only returned to perform at this year’s show “under one condition — that VS Angel Jessica Hart not strut at Earl’s Court in London.” “It’s not been announced that Jessica is not walking, but it was a direct request from Taylor that this be the case if she were to go,” a so-called “insider” tells the Daily News, an outlet that previously printed a completely wrong story linking Swift to the actor Douglas Booth.
According to the Daily News source, “No one can know that Taylor requested Ms. Hart not be in the show; they want to keep that under wraps but that’s the facts.” The newspaper alleges Swift “had her team remove the model from the spectacular runway show before they’d even start[ed] to negotiate.” Oh, how convenient for the Daily News! That means no one can ever say this rumor is BOGUS, because it’s all supposed to be very hush-hush. And the tabloid newspaper gets to publish some easy catfight gossip.
None of this is true. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show only has a handful of models participating. It so happens that Hart is not expected to be among them this year. Her absence has NOTHING to do with Swift. Just because the Daily News is still hung up about a year-old quote that Swift never cared about, it doesn’t mean the singer is. Regardless, she’s not in charge of casting the Fashion Show, even behind closed doors. A source close to the production tells Gossip Cop exclusively, “There’s zero truth to this.”