You remember her as the jive-talking, sassy Angelea Preston from America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) Cycle 17.
And now, the former supermodel hopeful is suing Tyra Banks for US$3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.
City News Service says Angelea Â filed the breach-of-contract suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The suit names Banks, who is the showâ€™s executive producer, and The CW network.
The lawsuit says Preston won the showâ€™s Cycle 17 in 2011 and was entitled to a package that included a USD100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a magazine fashion spread.
Angelea 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 werenâ€™t immediately returned.MYNEWSHUB