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'ANTM' Alum Natalie Pack Guess What, Guess ... I'm Suing You for Over a Mil!!!

10/4/2018 5:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Natalie Pack -- who appeared on "America's Next Top Model" and went on to become Miss California -- claims she wasn't paid on time while working for Guess ... so now she wants BIG money.

According to a new suit obtained by TMZ ... Pack was booked by Guess for several short modeling gigs starting in October 2015 -- most of them being one-day shoots with her daily rate ranging from $600/day to $2,000 for the day.

Pack claims from when she started in 2015 to May 2018, she worked 48 jobs for Guess, but she was not paid within 30 days ... as is required by state labor laws.

According to the docs ... that triggers HUGE penalties for Guess -- totaling $1.265 MILLION -- and the model wants the company to fork it all over.

We reached out to Guess ... so far, no word back.

BTW ... Pack competed on Season 12 of 'ANTM' in 2009 and was the 8th model eliminated, but got vindication when she took the crown for Miss California USA in 2012.

J. Alexander Slick Woods & RiRi Changed Fashion With Near-Runway Birth

9/17/2018 4:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

J. Alexander says the pregnant model who went into labor during Rihanna's fashion show has changed the runway game for good -- which will help models of all sizes.

We got America's favorite runway coach and judge from 'ANTM' at LAX, where we asked if Slick Woods revolutionized the fashion industry by walking the Savage x Fenty runway at 9 months pregnant, going into labor backstage and delivering her baby all in a 14-hour time span.

J. says she absolutely has, and RiRi's responsible for putting her in a position of trailblazing.

He explains because Rihanna doesn't play by the rules and hires models with varying body types -- and at varying stages of life (in and out of the womb) -- designers will follow suit, and models will get more gigs. It's a win-win for everyone, really.

There's also this -- J. tells us he wants to see a delivery right there on the runway floor next time ... just to up the ante.

Here's our reaction to that suggestion. 

Toccara Jones Tess Can be Big, Beautiful & Healthy ... Check Yourself, Piers!!!

8/30/2018 1:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Toccara Jones can't believe Piers Morgan so blatantly body shamed a plus-size model and tried to mask it as a health concern ... saying someone can be big AND healthy.

The ex-"America's Next Top Model" contestant says she's been shamed herself for not having an "ideal" figure, and believes only Tess Holliday knows what's best for her in terms of overall health. Translation: Piers has NO biz wading into a very personal topic for Tess.

And, even if Tess would be considered "unhealthy" by society's standards, Toccara says she's approaching her well-being from a positive place ... which is what really matters.

Bottom line for her ... it's 2018, folks. And body shaming oughta be a thing of the past -- along with antiquated notions of what's healthy and what isn't.

'ANTM' Alum Renee Alway Released After 5 Years in Prison

8/4/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Renee Alway -- a finalist on cycle 8 of "America's Next Top Model" -- is no longer behind bars, because TMZ's learned she's been released from prison and is now out on parole.

A rep for the Department of Corrections tells TMZ ... Renee -- sentenced to 12 years in prison back in 2014 on felony burglary, vehicle theft and weapons charges -- is no longer an inmate at the California Institution for Women in Chino, CA. We're told Renee was released Wednesday after serving a little more than 5 years behind bars since her June 2013 arrest.

TMZ broke the story ... Renee was busted in Palm Springs after she was spotted wandering around a vacant home while carrying a gun and that led to a 6-hour standoff with police. It was at least the fourth time she was arrested that year ... but her encounter with SWAT was the most bizarre, which produced a brutal mugshot and, later, a shaved head.

Be well, Renee. 

Kourtney Kardashian's PLT Launch Anyone Who's Anyone Got In, But Not 'ANTM' Don Benjamin!

10/26/2017 6:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kourtney Kardashian's launch party for her collection at PrettyLittleThing was a who's who of Hollywood -- except for one of "America's Next Top Models" ... who had security saying "who?".

A flock of A-listers arrived to Poppy in WeHo Wednesday night to support Kourt's launch of her PrettyLittleThing collection, and there were lots of familiar faces -- Diddy, Wiz, Christina Milian ... you name it.

No one was down to chat a whole lot -- not even about George H.W. Bush's alleged groping -- except for Don Benjamin ... who says he got the boot from security at the entrance.

Don tells us he apparently wasn't famous enough to attend, even though he got invited. That's too bad ... looks like it was lit inside with Diddy taking the mic.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' 'Top Model' Eva Marcille I'm A Part-Time 'Housewife'

9/29/2017 1:21 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"America's Next Top Model" winner Eva Marcille has a real chance of joining next season's cast of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' because she's already stirring the pot with a few cameos.

'RHOA' is currently filming season 10. Our production sources tell us Eva shot with the cast last Friday at an event for Kandi Burruss and she did so well, they've made her a part-time cast member.

We're told Eva's able to throw shade with the best of them but can also put on a smile for the ladies when she needs to. Producers hope her on-cam success continues so they can bring her on full-time for season 11.

As we reported ... Eva's already filmed a few scenes with NeNe Leakes

It's unclear who, if anyone, she'd replace next year ... but one thing is for sure ... those Housewives are ruthless.

Irina Shayk My Baby's Camera Ready ... Just Like Her Parents!

7/17/2017 1:32 PM PDT

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper's baby girl is showing off her genes.

While Bradley was taking in Roger Federer's Wimbeldon victory, Irina and 4-month-old Lea de Seine got in their own sports action in L.A. with a hike. Well, Mom did the hiking, Lea was just the super cute window dressing.

This is our first glimpse of the infant, and can't say we're too surprised at her adorableness. As they say ... consider the source.

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Model Krislian Rodriguez Calvin Harris' Ex Oozes Sex on the Beach

7/16/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Krislian Rodriguez got booted off last season of "America's Next Top Model" for "oozing sex" a little too much ... but that feature works just fine at the beach.

The model and former 'ANTM' contestant -- who once dated Calvin Harris -- flew solo to the Santa Monica beach this week to get some sun, splash around, and rinse the sand off afterward ... all in a smoking hot bikini.

As we reported, Rita Ora slammed Krislian for oozing sex on 'ANTM' ... and the model thinks Ora 86'd her out of spite because they both banged Harris back in the day.

That's all irrelevant to these beach pics, though ... so just enjoy 'em.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' We Want 'ANTM' Winner Eva

7/3/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" wanna switch things up this season, and it's up to former "America's Next Top Model" winner Eva Marcille to pass the test.

Sources close to the production tell TMZ ... producers invited Eva for the upcoming season to see if she fits with the current cast. We're told she's already shot a few scenes with NeNe Leakes at her home.

Eva -- who won season 3 of 'Top Model' -- could possibly replace Cynthia Bailey or Porsha Williams because we're told one of them might be phased out next season on account of their story lines drying up.

Eva's age also makes her attractive -- at 32 she'd be younger than the other ladies. However, we're told the most important requirement is chemistry and drama. Eva's gotta bring it ... like she totes did on 'ANTM.'

'ANTM' Bello Sanchez My Roommate from Hell Threatened to Cry 'Rape'

5/7/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bello Sanchez thought he'd make some dough renting out his guest room, but says he's ended up with a nightmare roommate.

Bello says he rented the spare bedroom in his North Hollywood apartment to a woman named Shengyu Li who broke his furniture, and threw rotten food on his balcony and his cats. 

Things got so bad he claims Shengyu even threatened to scream rape. He says he called cops after one of her outbursts, and they suggested Bello get a restraining order -- so he did.

Now, a judge has ordered Shengyu to stay 100 yards away from Bello and his car ... which creates an issue, since they're roommates. The judge said Bello will have to go through a different court to kick her out.

'Survivor' Outing 'ANTM' Alum Backs Zeke Trans Has Nothing to Do with His Game

4/15/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Transgender model Isis King is taking a strong stance in support of 'Survivor' contestant Zeke Smith after his televised outing, because she went through the same thing on "America's Next Top Model."

Isis was the first transgender contestant on 'ANTM' in 2008. She was outed on TV, and some rival models refused to acknowledge her transition. Tyra later funded her reassignment surgery.

Isis says Jeff Varner put unfair pressure on Zeke, especially because his being trans had NOTHING to do with winning or losing 'Survivor.'

She did say there's ONE situation where it's relevant, and we highly doubt it applies to tribal council.

'America's Next Top Model' Contestant Shot in Houston 2 Others Killed

3/27/2017 7:54 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

A former contestant on "America's Next Top Model" was one of several people shot at an apartment complex in Houston ... and we've confirmed the model's in critical condition in intensive care.

We've confirmed Brandy Rusher's one of the victims, a former contestant on 'ANTM.' 2 people were reportedly killed and 4 others were shot.

There's a manhunt underway for the suspects. The incident went down Sunday night when a car drove up to the complex and opened fire with a high-powered rifle.

Brandy was on season 4 of 'Top Model.'

'ANTM' Bello Sanchez I Was Raped in Paris ... Cops Didn't Care

3/5/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bello Sanchez says he was raped in a Paris nightclub, but police refused to properly investigate due to his race and sexuality.

Bello tells TMZ ... he was at Le Rouge nightclub on January 30 when he was assaulted and raped by a man in a bathroom stall. Bello claims police conducted an incomplete rape testing immediately after the assault, and didn't get a proper rape kit until an advocacy group stepped in ... 72 hours later.

Bello, who was on cycle 22 of 'ANTM,' firmly believes police discriminated against him -- and he hopes going public will prompt a full investigation.

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