The Chinese modeling agency that represented a year-old Russian model who died after Shanghai Fashion Week has denied allegations that she was overworked and exhausted. The death of Vlada Dzyuba in a Chinese hospital on Friday comes a few years after reports of the harsh conditions under which models work in second tier markets, such as China, including long hours, highly unbalanced pay rates most of which goes to the models' agencies , and extremely strict measurement requirements. I so much want to sleep. This appears to be in conflict with what Australia's News. It is unclear at this time what brand is associated with the multi-hour fashion show.
Russian model who died from exhaustion during 12 hour fashion show was making just £6.30 A DAY
BBC Three - Reggie Yates' Extreme, Russia, Teen Model Factory
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I Went Undercover As a Teen Model, Here's What I Learned
Reggie Yates visits Siberia to meet the young girls who are going to extreme lengths to attract the international scouts and make it as fashion models in the west. Russia is the largest country on earth and home to nearly million people. Vladimir Putin is well into his third term as president and with the west imposing tough sanctions, relations are now the frostiest since the Cold War. Reggie Yates gets up close and personal with three very different communities in contemporary Russia.
Vlada Dzyuba, 14, missed school to work on catwalks on a "three month contract" to fulfil her dream to become a supermodel. The girl from industrial city Perm was reported to have died from "utter exhaustion" and meningitis as she waited for her latest assignment thousands of miles from home in China. A new Beijing account of her death says she died from "septicopyemia" -- blood poisoning with "multiple visceral organs damaged, liver dysfunction and renal insufficiency". Official newspaper The Global Times reported she died of "multiple organ dysfunction syndrome", citing medical records, but it is understood tests are still being conducted.