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Ananda Marchildon: ‘Too Fat’ to Model? (Photos)

Ananda Marchildon, Holland’s Next Top Model allegedly fired for being too fat, will hear Wednesday if she has won her lawsuit against the modeling agency that booted her. In the meantime, she makes her case by posing for another fashion firm—and The Daily Beast.

Courtesy of Lutske Veenstra / Sloggi

Nadette De Visser

Judgment day is coming in the case of the woman named Holland’s Next Top Model in 2008. But this time it’s not on TV, it’s due to be pronounced in a Dutch court on Wednesday. Was Ananda Marchildon too fat, or, specifically, too hippy to receive the €75,000 in assignments promised by the show? The modeling agency Elite is alleged to have said she had “a nice face but a fat ass.” Specifically, she was two centimeters, or ¾ of an inch wider than they’d allow, suggesting she wouldn’t look good on runways and wouldn’t even fit in the designers’ clothes. So they cut her off with a payout of only €10,000 (about $13,000).

On Tuesday, to bolster her lawsuit to win back the rest of the money, and, well, perhaps sway Dutch public opinion, Marchildon teamed up with Dutch underwear manufacturer Sloggi for a new photo-shoot and invited The Daily Beast to watch the session.

Nadette De Visser

Nadette De Visser

Nadette De Visser

Nadette De Visser

Courtesy of Lutske Veenstra / Sloggi

Courtesy of Lutske Veenstra / Sloggi