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'Holland's Next Top Model' wins agency lawsuit
'Holland's Next Top Model' wins $85,000 lawsuit after being dropped by agency for 'big' hips
By The Associated Press

AMSTERDAM (AP) ' A former model who won the television show "Holland's Next Top Model" has won a lawsuit against the Elite modeling agency after she was dropped for having hips that were supposedly too large.

The Amsterdam District Court has ruled that Ananda Marchildon, now 25, was entitled to the main prize she won in the 2008 production of the show, a contract worth euro75,000 ($98,500). Marchildon argued she was dismissed after only euro10,000 ($13,000) worth of work.

The court said in a written ruling Wednesday that Marchildon had a hip size of 92 centimeters (around 36 inches) at the time of her contract.

The ruling says "Elite could therefore not demand she reach a hip size of 90 centimeters" ' about 34.5 inches.

It awarded her around euro65,000 ($85,000) in damages.

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