Model Filippa Hamilton says she was sacked by Ralph Lauren for being too fat
The model at the heart of the Ralph Lauren retouching scandal, Filippa Hamilton, has claimed that she was fired by the fashion house for being too fat.
Ms Hamilton hit the headlines last week, after heavily retouched images of her in a Ralph Lauren ad were released, in which her head was wider than her waist.
The American brand was quick to apologise for the error, but Hamilton is now claiming that she was released from her contract with the brand, after she was deemed too large.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, she claimed: ‘They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn’t fit in their clothes anymore.’
As for the controversial shot, she added, ‘I was shocked to see that super skinny girl with my face, it’s very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that.’
Ralph Lauren are claiming that Hamilton’s weight was not an issue though, and stated via a statement that the contract ended ‘as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.’