The supermodel claims that the video that made her a star was never meant to be seen.
When photographer Terry Richardson released this video in 2012, it turned 19-year-old Kate Upton into a star overnight. There was some combination of her string bikini, her sexy dancing, and his mustache that people couldn't resist.
But now, three years later, Upton is saying that it was never meant to be. In an interview with Vogue UK, the supermodel claims that that video was just taken for fun, and was never intended to make Richardson's final cut. He uploaded it to YouTube without her permission, and she was furious. She said to Richardson, "That was disrespectful, you could have told me!"
Her anger, though justified, was short-lived. The video was watched millions of times (22 million as of now) and led to top modeling contracts, acting work, and those beloved commercials for Game of War: Fire Age. She even tweeted this not long after the video went live:
MY“Cat Daddy"!!! directed by Terry Richardson @terry_world http://t.co/UqxMtW8C haha
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) May 1, 2012
That at least makes me feel better about uploading the video again. It seems like everything worked out for Upton. If only that were true for every woman who has a video of her uploaded to the Internet without her permission.