London: A former Chanel model has shed light on the dark side of the modeling industry, asserting that she knows some bulimic models who use cocaine to make their cheeks hollow and pull out their teeth to look thinner.
Russian model, Katia Elizarova, who was rumored to be dating English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, asserted that she has seen girls aged 16, being drugged by men, or absolutely drunk, the Daily Star reported.
The reality TV star, 27, recalled her time modeling in Japan, where she was weighed every day after lunch to keep her weight in check.
Elizarova revealed that some people try to bring models into clubs to attract the attention of older men.
She also explained that if you`re a model and your agency hasn`t paid you in months, you don`t have anything to eat, and if someone invites you to a free dinner in the club, then you go.
And once you reach the venue, there are 20 men "perving" at you, but you`re so hungry you don`t care, the model added.
Elizarova is currently on a mission to protect young girls from being exploited in the cruel industry.