Cara Delevingne has taken to Instagram to slam a report by UK newspaper The Sun, which claims the Victoria’s Secret casting panel failed to invite the British model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year because she looked “bloated.”
The model-turned-actress shared a letter written by VS’ Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek on Friday that denied all of the newspapers claims. “It’s shameless to discuss women’s bodies just to sell papers,” she captioned a copy of the complete letter.
“Contrary to The Sun’s claims, which they never bothered to fact check with me, Victoria’s Secret made every effort to have you in the London show,” Razek’s statement read. “As a matter of fact, you were the first person invited, months ahead of anyone else.”
He continued, “the alleged casting, where supposedly disparaging remarks were made, never happened. There was NO casting. You had already been enthusiastically confirmed.”
Razek went on to insist that the “sole reason” Delevingne failed to make it to the extravaganza was due to a conflict with her shooting schedule. “We tried hard to have you there. You would have made the show better, as you do anything and everything you’re involved in,” he added.
The familiar Victoria’s Secret CMO then extended a special invitation to the former model, insisting that she join them for this year’s show in Paris: “As always, we’d love to have you. No casting necessary!”
The Sun has since deleted the report from their website.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on Global TV.