Melbourne: Kate Upton, who catapulted to fame as the cover girl of 2012s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, has criticised her Australian reps claiming that they didn’t support her career when she was just a fledgling face.
The 20-year-old model told a UK newspaper she believed that many modelling agencies treated young girls poorly, pointing to her experience with Sydney’s Chadwick Models.
“Young models, these agents are horrible to them ... they treat them so badly. I went to Australia and my agent there said don’t call me if you need anything, just show up on these castings,” the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
However, Joseph Tenni, Upton’s Sydney booker at the time, was shocked at the 20-year-old``s comment.
“It’s something she must have interpreted in the wrong way,” Tenni said.
He believed Upton returned home early because she was unhappy with the accommodation Chadwick found for her during her first modelling trip here as a 17-year-old.
According to Tenni, Upton hadn’t contacted the agency since that visit and didn’t check in during her visit to Queensland last November, when she shot the 2012 Sports Illustrated cover.