Filippa Hamilton is the model whose image was photo-shopped by Ralph Lauren so that her waist looked smaller than her head. The image has created a firestorm of negative publicity for Ralph Lauren. And the label has threatened to sue bloggers who publish the guilty image. Well, here it is again, next to a photo of what Hamilton actually looks like.
Hamilton, who is 5’10” and a size 8, claims that she was fired by Ralph Lauren in April for being “overweight.”
‘I’ve been working with them since I was 15 years old, so I considered them my second family,’ the 5ft 10in beauty said. ‘I was very hurt about this.’
Miss Hamilton claims she was fired in April – before the digitally- altered images of her were released.
‘I saw my face in this extremely skinny girl – which is not me,’ she recalled.
‘It makes me sad. It makes me think that Ralph Lauren wants to have this kind of image – and it’s not healthy, it’s not right.
‘And it’s not a good example. When you see this picture young women will look at this and think it’s normal, and it’s not.’
In a statement last night Polo Ralph Lauren denied her claims, saying their relationship ended ‘as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract’.