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.