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2014-12-11 13:35
Tyra Banks

Los Angeles - 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.

A pic of the model as shared by her on Facebook:

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.

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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.

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