LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former “America s Next Top Model” contestant is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.
City News Service says Angelea Preston filed the breach-of-contract suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
It names Banks, who is the show s executive producer, and The CW network.
The lawsuit says Preston won the show s Cycle 17 in 2011 and was entitled to a package that included a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a magazine fashion spread.
Preston says she was wrongly disqualified because she had worked as an escort before taking part in the show.
Messages to an attorney and a manager for Banks weren t immediately returned