A 14-year-old Russian model died after suffering from “utter exhaustion” during a three-month modelling assignment in China.
Vlada Dzyuba collapsed into a coma after a grueling 12-hour fashion show in Shanghai.
Sadly, she never regained consciousness and died two days later.
She was found to be suffering from chronic meningitis.
It has been claimed the teen was on a “slave labor” contract and had been too afraid to seek medical treatment.
Officially she was only allowed to work three hours a week.
A number of young Russian models are recruited to China, but Vlada’s tragic case has raised concerns over working conditions for the models and how they can be exploited.
Moscow is set to demand an explanation over the conditions Vlada was living in during her time working in Asia.
The Siberian Times reported that the girl’s temperature soars moments before she was set to go out on the catwalk.
Her devastated mother Oksana said: “She was calling me, saying ‘Mama, I am so tired. I so much want to sleep’.
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SOURCE: New York Post; The Sun, Chloe Kerr