Model in suicide plunge

Fashion world in mourning as Russian model falls to death from New York apartment building

The fashion world is in shock this morning after a 20-year-old former Vogue covergirl fell to her death from a New York apartment building.

Ruslana Korshunova was just a few days off her 21st birthday when she was found on the pavement outside her flat on Saturday afternoon.

The Kazakhstan-born star, who has modelled for Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior among other labels, apparently died on impact.

The following day, the medical examiner’s office ruled the death as suicide.

‘We’re shocked and our heart goes out to her family,’ a spokesperson for IMG modelling agency, who represented Korshunova in America, said.

Friends reacted quickly, telling reporters she’d seemed ‘on top of the world’ and there had been no outward signs she was suffering from depression.

However, on her blog, she painted a different picture.

One entry from earlier this year read: ‘It hurts, as if someone took a part of me, tore it out, mercilessly stomped all over and threw it out. My dream is to fly. Oh, my rainbow, it is too high.’

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