Lawsuit over Model's weight

Discussion in 'Models' started by Apple, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apple

    Apple Rising Star

    Jan 16, 2012
    In the 2008 season of Holland's Next Top Model, Ananda Marchildon won. After earning some money with Elite, she was dismissed because she had gained weight since being signed and had neglected to lose weight when they repeatedly asked her to. She sued them because it was her prize in winning and wasn't able to complete her 3 year contract. She won her lawsuit and was given 65,000 euro to compensate.

    I haven't heard of anything like this before. Obviously, models get dropped because of weight issues, but to then sue the management company because you didn't hold up your end of the bargain? I think its ridiculous. I doubt she will get much work after all this.

    Does this happen occasionally? Do you think she deserved to win the lawsuit?

    Here is an article about it:

  2. SkinnyB

    SkinnyB Guest

    She's an incompetent brat with no willpower and no brains. Good thing that Elite dropped her. Although I think the lawsuit was ridiculous, she didn't hold her end of the bargain by staying in shape. I don't know what her "prize" contract stated but altering your looks it's always a no-no in a modeling contract... :hmm:
  3. SatelliteEyes

    SatelliteEyes Worker Bee

    Feb 21, 2012
    Absolutely no chance of her ever getting work again. She ditched a 3 year contract (and potential for even more work after that) to eat a freaking pizza/to make a point? :rolleyes:
  4. Apple

    Apple Rising Star

    Jan 16, 2012
    "The model and agency parted ways in September and Ananda Marchildon is now a carpenter"

    This is the caption on the photo in the article. She is now a carpenter.

  5. Ally

    Ally Rising Star

    Jan 23, 2012
    :lol: Sounds so much more glamorous than being a model.
  6. ZeroDiet

    ZeroDiet SkinnyGossip Royal

    Jan 22, 2012
    She was awarded the rest of the $ because Elite terminated the contract early. She will never be able to model. No big loss. She wouldn't have survived.
  7. Babydoll

    Babydoll Guest

    Wow. That girl is really stupid. If I had fought and struggled so much to win that contract, I would have fought to keep it too. Not just give up when you've progressed so much.
    All that fashion/model/skinny hate on the comments make my blood boil. Ignorant idiots. :mad:
  8. kic

    kic Guest

    yeah, forget modeling, that's what every little girl dreams of being when they grow up lol
  9. SkinnyB

    SkinnyB Guest

    Oh I see, makes sense. She never really had the commitment to model seriously anyways. A carpenter? that screams "I'm a fat butch and I like it, now where's my beer and chips?" :rolleyes:
  10. AK91

    AK91 Guest

    I think the only reason she sued them was to make other people and herself feel like she had been 'wronged'
    I'm not sure if the clause for weight gain was mentioned in the contract, but her lawyer mustve found a loophole
    Though I don't understand why these girls go out of their way to compete in these competitions if they don't really want to make the most of them
    Fine, maybe carpentry makes her happy - then she should've gone for 'Holland's Star Carpenter', not 'Top Model' :superpuke:
  11. Lola

    Lola Guest

    The thing is she just couldn't lose the weight anymore so she thought she could make some extra money :( so she sued them:(

    Too bad for her:(
  12. Scarlet

    Scarlet Guest

    She should write an advice book, like "career tips for dummies" or "modelling like a boss"...

    Win a famous show.
    Get the chance of your life to be a model.
    Sign with one of the biggest modelling agencies.
    Let yourself go and disrespect the chance you´ve been given
    Sue your agency to make sure neither them nor anyone else in fashion business will ever want to work with you again.
    Become a carpenter.
  13. hazel

    hazel Guest

    Haha, that really made me laugh!
  14. wannabethin

    wannabethin Guest

    she is super pear shaped isnt she?
  15. Babydoll

    Babydoll Guest

  16. The Bullcock

    The Bullcock Special Guest
    Staff Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Well I think Elite had every right to drop her, and she deserved to be dropped, but it's important to point out what the court decided.

    The court didn't say an agency can't require a girl to lose weight or maintain certain measurements (or they'd all be out of business.)

    Rather, what the court said is that she won the $ prize at a certain set of measurements, and that the agency wronged in trying to impose additional requirements on the prize after she had won it.
  17. The Bullcock

    The Bullcock Special Guest
    Staff Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Wait - she's a carpenter? How did I miss that? Well, you do need to be strong to be a carpenter.. maybe she found her calling.
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  18. nearlyskinny

    nearlyskinny Guest

    :lol::lol::lol: there are no words!
  19. shannon5

    shannon5 Guest

    Wtf? She didn't win 3 years with Elite, she won a CONTRACT with them that she had to sign! Or was their contract a special "top model" contract that gave her all sorts of special privileges?
  20. AmorFlaco

    AmorFlaco Guest

    Wow the company must have had really bad lawyers for her to win this one... you girls should have gone and presented our viewpoints to Elite!

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