Photoshopped Model Says Ralph Lauren Fired Her Because She Was Overweight

The Daily News says that photoshopped bobblehead model Filippa Hamilton says she was fired from Ralph Lauren because she was overweight at 5′ 10″ and 120 lbs.

The Daily News says:

“They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn’t fit in their clothes anymore,” she said.

The 5-foot-10, 120-pound stunner was amazed to see her body digitally distorted for Ralph Lauren Blue Label.

“I was shocked to see that super skinny girl with my face,” she told the Daily News. “It’s very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that.”

Ralph Lauren, who dispatched legal nastygrams to bloggers who covered the story and reproduced the bobblehead ad, has released this statement:

“For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body. We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately.”

Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton: I was fired because I was too fat! [Daily News via Gothamist]