Taylor Swift strutted down the runway during the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week and, while she received cheers from fans during her runway debut, her walking in the show didn’t sit well with Australian model Jessica Hart.
When asked during the show’s after-party if she thought Taylor had what it takes to be a Victoria’s Secret model, Jessica bluntly told WWD, “No” before further explaining why she felt Taylor was out of place at the esteemed fashion show.
“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,” said Hart, who has worked for Victoria’s Secret since 2009. “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.”
Taylor Swift rocked the runway of the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. (WENN)
Taylor, who dazzled on the runway in a sexy British-themed outfit and sparkly silver dress, performed her hit song “I Knew You Were Trouble” during the show. The day before the big event, Taylor tweeted her excitement about performing in the show—a tweet that, oddly, was retweeted by Jessica before the show. Taylor continued to tweet photos of her performing and walking in the show throughout the week.
While Taylor didn’t find a fan in Jessica, she did get support from Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, who told Us Weekly, “I think [Taylor is] the coolest young girl. She’s a great role model and I love her music. It’s happening. I mean, girl power.”
Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge showed her approval of Taylor’s appearance at the show by posting a photo to her Instagram of her holding hands with Taylor on the runway, along with the caption, “Runway love fest with @taylorswift”.
Taylor has yet to address what she thinks about Jessica’s negative comments.