A Ralph Lauren model who made headlines after a horribly Photoshopped ad left her body unbelievably thin, is claiming she was fired by the clothing company for being too fat.
Filippa Hamilton, who looked more like a bobble head than a high-fashion model in a recent ad for Ralph Lauren Blue Label, told the New York Daily News she was canned because her slim, 120-pound frame apparently was not cutting it anymore for the designer.
"They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn't fit in their clothes anymore," she told The News.
Hamilton also said she was beside herself when she got her first glimpse of the now-infamous touched-up ad that made headlines around the world.
"I was shocked to see that super skinny girl with my face," she said. "It's very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that."
The clothing company later came under fire for putting the ad in circulation, which prompted the brand to issue an apology.
Although the ad appeared only in Japan, it took on a new life on the web as bloggers ferociously skewered the Photoshop disaster.
In wake of Hamilton going public with her termination, Polo Ralph Lauren released a statement, attempting to explain the model's abrupt dismissal.
"We consider her an important part of our imaging and branding. We regret that our relationship has ended as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us," the statement said.
PIX News reached out to Hamilton's lawyer, Geoffrey Menin, but phone calls were not immediately returned.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun