A former America's Next Top Model contestant is suing Tyra Banks for 3 million US dollars (£1.9 million), saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.
Angelea Preston reportedly filed the breach-of-contract suit yesterday 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 dollar (£63,600) 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.