Former Holland's Next Top Model winner Ananda Marchildo has come out victorious in a lawsuit against Elite Model Management.
As part of her grand prize, the Top Model winner scored a 3 year contract with the super agency, only to have it cut short because her hips were "too big".
Since Elite didn't live up to their half of the bargain, Marchildo sued and on Wednesday a the Amsterdam District Court agreed the modeling agency couldn't order her to lose weight. As a result, Ananda was awarded $86,500 in damages plus interest in lawyer fees.
Ananda said of her legal victory:
I'm proud to be a good role model, that's how I see it, for young girls. If you can't be a model for high fashion, you're still beautiful. I'm proud to be able to show that just because a modeling agency wants that, it doesn't mean that if you have a bigger size you're done for.
And 'done for' she is not! Sloggi already hired the model to do some work with them (as U can see above).
You go, girl!
[Image via AP Images.]
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