Angelea Preston claims ANTM producers always knew she'd been an escort

Disgraced America’s Next Top Model winner Angelea Preston has alleged that producers knew she worked as an esenyurt escort when they allowed her to enter the 2011 All Stars season, then disqualified her and pretended it was a shock when another contestant reported her for it. 

Preston won the 2011 season and was due to sign a $100,000 contract with Covergirl cosmetics but she was stripped of her title and scrubbed from the finale episode after another unnamed contestant reported to Tyra Banks and the show that she had worked previously as an escort. 

The episode that did air saw Banks address the controversy cryptically. 

We’re back in on the Top Model set and we’re here for a special finale that’s being conducted under unusual circumstances,’ she said. 

‘It turns out that after shooting was wrapped, our production team and the network learned information from Angelea that disqualifies her from the competition,’ co-judge Nigel Barker added somberly. 

Runner-up Lisa D’Amato was crowned the winner instead. In 2014, Preston sued the show for breach of contract. She later told DailyMail.com exclusively how she and other contestants were starved and deprived of water for hours while filming. 

Now, Preston and another former ANTM contestant Krista White are claiming that the show’s producers were fully aware of her sex work when they invited her to compete in the season, then pretended to be shocked by it after filming wrapped. 

They stripped her of the title and a $100,000 CoverGirl contract which she said she was relying on. 

‘It was already traumatic going through the sex-work stuff, and now to add insult to injury, they were punishing me for the rest of my life. I was gutted. Back then you didn’t talk about [sex work] because it was shameful, and I felt ashamed. And [Top Model] made me feel even more

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