Italian Model Got Fired Just Because He Stole Star’s Spotlight on Met Gala

2 weeks ago

Being pretty and have fans is often considered cool, but what if your look and media presence steal the spotlight from someone else? This is exactly what happened to male model and self-proclaimed professional man, Eugenio Casnighi. Recently, he took to TikTok to reveal the unexpected fallout from his viral fame at last year’s Met Gala. Casnighi’s striking appearance evidently drew more attention than intended, overshadowing celebrities like Kylie Jenner, and ultimately leading to his sudden dismissal as a greeter for the prestigious event.

He lost his job because his viral fame was too much to handle.

Casnighi, now 26, shared his story in a series of TikTok videos after being fired. “I just got fired from the Met Gala,” he said, explaining that he couldn’t talk about it before because of a nondisclosure agreement.

He had worked as a model and greeter for the Met Gala in 2022 and 2023, and was set to return in 2024. However, the day before the event, he was told he was let go because his viral fame last year caused too much attention.

Casnighi had stolen the thunder from Kylie Jenner.

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Eugenio Casnighi explained that the Met Gala organizers informed him he would no longer be working at the event because they felt he had drawn too much attention to himself last year. Essentially, they blamed him for making the event about himself, leading to his layoff.

The 26-year-old model had gained significant online traction during the 2023 Met Gala when he was photographed on the red carpet alongside Kylie Jenner. His striking looks drew numerous comments from viewers, overshadowing some of the attendees.

One particularly popular clip from last year showed Casnighi in the background while YouTube influencer Emma Chamberlain interviewed Blackpink’s Jennie Kim. The caption of the video highlighted the difficulty viewers had in focusing on the interview due to Casnighi’s presence, further emphasizing the viral attention he received.

He was sarcastic about getting fired and even shared some behind-the-scenes gossip.

In a follow-up TikTok video, Eugenio Casnighi shared that he was “disappointed, but not upset” about being let go from the Met Gala. He showed email exchanges with the event organizers, who had forbidden him from sharing any photos or videos from the event.

Although he didn’t attend the Met Gala itself, Casnighi did make it to one of the after-parties. He posted a short video on Instagram from New York’s Mark Hotel, where he was seen in a white tank top and black blazer, mingling with celebrities like Camila Mendes and Jaden Smith.

He jokingly mentioned that it wasn’t too bad for someone who had just lost their job.

In his third video, Casnighi decided to entertain his followers with some juicy, behind-the-scenes gossip. For fun and perhaps a bit of “shady kicks,” he revealed which celebrities were pleasant and which ones were less so. On the nice list, he included high-profile names like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, and Emma Stone, all of whom he found to be genuinely friendly and approachable.

However, not everyone made the cut. According to Casnighi, Doja Cat and Bad Bunny fell into the “not-so-much” category, implying that their interactions were less than cordial. His revelations offered a rare glimpse into the personalities of these stars when the cameras weren’t rolling, adding another layer of intrigue to his already compelling story.

People reaction in comments was ambiguous

After Casnighi shared his this year’s Met Gala after party video, not all followers believed in his story, and some even accused him of lying.

Being a model means always being in the spotlight. Sometimes, having unique features in your body or behaving differently can cause a lot of attention and discussion.


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