Met Gala rumors are swirling, and this latest one reeks of bikini-clad desperation.
Page Six is reporting that Kate Upton all but begged Anna Wintour to get her a spot at fashion’s biggest fete. According to an unnamed source, Upton had a meeting with Wintour at the Vogue offices (perhaps related to a “makeover-themed article” she might be appearing in), and this is what went down:
“She told Anna she would really like to attend. Then she offered to pay for her own ticket. Kate then whipped out her checkbook and paid the $25,000 for her seat. Anna took the check on the spot.”
Upton will allegedly sit at Michael Kors‘s table and wear one of his gowns to Monday’s event. (And in case you’re wondering why paying for one’s ticket is an outlandish notion, most celebrities are invited as guests of brands who pick up the tab.)
Anyway, an appearance in Vogue wouldn’t be the craziest thing — Upton does appear in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. The Sports Illustrated cover girl has been trying hard to break into the fashion world as of late, though she’s been shunned by some. (And when we think Kate, we think simulated burger sex.) A Met Gala appearance could certainly help her credibility. This rumor, however, probably won’t.