A 20-year-old Danish model claims she was dropped from a Louis Vuitton show because she was “too big” – despite only being size 4-6.
Ulrikke Hoyer says she was told by casting agents to “drink only water for the next 24 hours” before a fitting.
But she says the fitting never happened because she was dropped by the agent.
In an Instagram post Hoyer says she was told she had “a very bloated stomach”, a “bloated face” and was urged to “starve” herself.
“I am glad I’m 20 years old… and not a 15 year old girl, who are new to this and unsure about herself, because I have no doubt that I would then have ended up very sick and scarred,” Hoyer wrote on Instagram.
The show, which was on 14 May, took place in Kyoto in Japan.
Ulrikke Hoyer says that she went for a fitting in Paris a few weeks before the show “and before I even got back into my own clothes they confirmed me to the show”.
She says in a longer Facebook post that she was “happy to know that even though I wasn’t in my skinniest ‘show-shape’ Louis Vuitton would still have me in their show”.
She says that by the time she got to Japan, her waist was smaller than in the first fitting.
Hmm, i must be morbidly obese then.