Kate Upton’s Ego Might Keep Her From The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover
Kate Upton is reportedly causing a whole lot of drama for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release.
Like last year, Sports Illustrated is expected to release magazines with three different cover models, according to Page Six. One cover will feature tennis star Serena Williams and another will feature 63-year-old model Christie Brinkley, who is making a return to the magazine with her two daughters. The third cover was expected to feature Upton, but that may no longer be the case.
“Kate demanded that if she did the shoot, that she absolutely must get the cover,” a source told Page Six. “She also had a list of photographers and hair and makeup people she would only work with.”
Upton’s modeling career took off after appearing on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s cover two years running in 2012 and 2013. Now the 24-year-old is trying break into the movie industry while also continuing to model here and there.
“She was being a big f**king diva,” a source said of Upton’s drama with the magazine. “She thinks she’s better than everyone because she’s an actress.”
Upton’s high-maintenance behavior has been aired out before. In a 2015 article by the New York Post about her ego ruining her career, several fashion industry insiders spoke negatively of the blonde beauty.
“She became really unappreciative of her success,” a fashion publicist told the NYP. “It totally went to her head. She didn’t understand that people had taken a chance on her.”
Another industry insider claimed that Upton’s demands were becoming ridiculous, and it seems that two years later Sports Illustrated is now coming to the same realization.
We’ll just have to wait and see if Upton can smooth things over with the magazine before the 2017 Issue is released on February 14.