Canadian-Dutch model wins "big hips" lawsuit against model agency
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Canadian-Dutch model wins "big hips" lawsuit against model agency

Amsterdam : Netherlands | Mar 08, 2012 at 10:04 AM PST
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Ananda Marchildon, who holds dual Dutch and Canadian citizenship, won a TV contest on Holland's Next Top Model. The prize was provided by Elite Model Management. It was a three-year contract worth $98,000 dollars.

However after just 13,000 worth of work she was dismissed. On what grounds?

After she had won the contest management decided that the maximum hip measurement for their models would be 90 cm. Marchildon measures 94 cm. Therefore, they would not give her any more work.

However an Amsterdam District court ruled that she is entitled to the full 98,000 originally promised. A Dutch underwear company hired Marchildon for a one time shot. A company official said:"" Marchildon is a beautiful woman and shouldn't have to starve herself."" For more see this CBC article.

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