Did you ever wonder who that Polo-sporting mystery blonde was who stars on the cover of chart topper Contra? The name is Kirsten Kennis and she wants all of you folks to know that she’s not Vampire Weekend‘s biggest fan. The photo was taken in 1983 and here’s the goods via TMZ:
“The model is Kirsten Kennis — who claims she took the original photo way back in 1983 — and had no idea it was being featured on the album “Contra” … until after the band began to promote it back in November. In a lawsuit, filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, Kennis claims she thinks it all has to do with a “photographic release” that the band obtained from a photographer named Tod Brody. Problem is, Kennis claims the signature on the release is a forgery. Kennis blames the band for not verifying the legitimacy of the release — and is suing VW and the photog for more than $2 mil.”
Credits to P4K for sharing this piece. Girl sure has some nose for money!