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Ralph Lauren Model Filippa Hamilton Fired For Being 'Too Fat'

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Filippa Hamilton, the model who made headlines for a controversial Ralph Lauren ad in which her body is severely distorted into an emaciated bobble head, has been fired from the company for being  "too fat."

Filippa, who is 5'10", 120 pounds, and a size 4, has modeled for Ralph Lauren for eight years.

A statement issued by the company says the 23-year-old was dismissed for "an inability to meet the obligations of her contract."  They also addressed the controversial Photoshopped image, saying the picture was "mistakenly released and used in a department store in Japan and was not the approved image which ran in the U.S. We take full responsibility. This error has absolutely no connection to our relationship with Filippa Hamilton."

Hamilton is concerned about the impact of the image on the public. "I think they owe American women an apology, a big apology," she said. "I'm very proud of what I look like, and I think a role model should look healthy."

Filippa discussed being fired on the Today Show this moning.  View video and more photos below:



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    That is disgusting. I think curvy women are far more beautiful than women who are stick thin on purpose. this is no way appointed to women who are naturally thin. Bu 120 is what i weigh...im 5'1 and apparantly THATS NOT HEALTHY wtf this girl is gorgeous her body fits her and to be that tall and weigh like 90 pounds on purpose...oye thats just disgusting

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    Are they kidding? This Woman is drop dead gorgeous and the perfect size. So she's supposed to look like the photo shopped picture they posted "in error" according to Ralph Lauren? How could that have possibly been in her contract? Ridiculous all around. I hope this doesn't send her into some type of eating disorder.