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The former Ralph Lauren model, whose image in a much criticised advertisement was made thinner, has said the clothing giant did not renew her contract because she was large Ralph Lauren said it sacked Filippa Hamilton because of a contract dispute and that the photo was released mistakenly.
The poster photo of model Fillppa Hamilton that has sparked a row
But Hamilton, 23, said: fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn fit in their clothes anymore. who had worked for the company since she was 15, said she considered Polo Ralph Lauren her second family.
The company acknowledged in a statement that the image of Hamilton that appeared last week in a Tokyo mall had been digitally altered.
Hamilton, a New York resident who is half Swedish and was raised in France, went public after the photo surfaced.
She has been looking for another job since she was dismissed in April, said Jesse Derris, her spokesman at Sunshine Sachs Associates.
The photo emaciated depiction of her, with hips about as narrow as her head, could make young women that it normal to look like that and it not the 5ft 10in, 8st 8lb model told NBC Today show.
saw my face on this super extremely skinny girl, which is not me; it not healthy, it not right, she said.
She said she was a US size four (British size eight) and that her weight had remained constant during eight years as a model for the iconic American brand.