DQ'd 'Top Model' Contestant Hits Tyra Banks With $4M Suit

Law360, New York (December 11, 2014, 3:49 PM EST) -- "America's Next Top Model" contestant Angelea Preston on Wednesday slapped Tyra Banks and the show's producers with a $4 million breach-of-contract and wage-and-hour suit in a California court, saying they denied her promised modeling jobs and failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to contestants.

The complaint says that after filming the final episode of the show's 17th cycle in 2011, in which she was crowned the grand-prize winner, Banks and the show's producers revoked the prize — which included a $100,000 CoverGirl contract and other campaigns — because of Preston's previous work as an escort, even though the participant contract...

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