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Cara Delevingne Slams Sun Article Claiming She Was Rejected by Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for Looking 'Bloated'

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Cara Delevingne is slamming U.K. newspaper the Sun for its “shameless” claim that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show turned down the model for looking “bloated.”

The Sun posted an article Oct. 30 alleging that “Cara Delevingne was called ‘bloated’ ” during a casting call for the 2014 show after walking the two previous years.

Delevingne responded to the article by posting a letter she received from Edward Razek, Victoria’s Secret CMO and executive producer of the Fashion Show, in which he he denies the Sun‘s claims.

“It’s shameless to discuss women’s bodies just to sell papers #bloated,” Delevingne added on Instagram.

🖕🏽🌞 🖕🏽it's shameless to discuss women's bodies just to sell papers #bloated ❤️ @victoriassecret

A photo posted by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

Razek’s letter not only debunks the Sun‘s statement, but says Delevingne was the very first person he called for the show.

“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. I know, because I was the one making the effort,” he writes. “As a matter of fact, you were the first person invited, months ahead of anyone else.”

He explains that Delevingne had to turn down walking in the 2014 show because she was shooting a movie in North Carolina.

“It quite understandably couldn’t accommodate your absence.”

“We tried hard to have you there,” Razek adds. “You would have made the show better, as you do anything and everything you’re involved in.”

He concludes by inviting Delevingne —”once again”— to walk in this year’s show in Paris.

“As always, we’d love to have you,” Razek says. “No casting necessary!”

While Delevingne was the modeling world’s “it” girl for a few years, she said in 2015 that she’s leaving modeling for acting because it made her “feel a bit hollow” and hate her body.

“I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge,” Delevingne said. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”