A Dutch fashion model and former winner of the TV show “Holland’s Next Top Model” has won a lawsuit against Elite Model Management after she was dropped for having hips that were “too large”.
Ananda Marchildon, now 25, had been promised €75,000 when she won the Holland’s Next Top Model television competition in 2008. But Elite subsequently dismissed her, saying her hips were too big by two centimeters. The court in the Netherlands ruled today that Elite would have to pay her the remaining €65,000.
After the ruling Marchildon told the Daily Beast: “A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. After almost two years of struggling I was finally proven right.”
She was commissioned for a photo shoot on Wednesday by an underwear company who called Marchildon “a beautiful woman”, adding: “It’s too crazy for words that a model who’s her size would be written off as too fat.”