Does she look fat to you? A natural and gorgeous Filippa Hamilton on the left; her airbrush horror on the right. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage | Huffington Post

In a twist of irony, Filippa Hamilton, the model who was airbrushed to the point of emaciation in a recent Ralph Lauren ad, claims she was fired from the fashion company for being too fat!

In an exclusive interview with the New York Daily News, Filippa says she was released from her Ralph Lauren contract in April because she wasn't thin enough. "They fired me because they said I was overweight and couldn't fit in their clothes anymore," she tells the paper. Filippa, 23, had been working for Ralph Lauren since she was 15.

"I was shocked to see that super-skinny girl with my face," the 5-foot-10, 120 pound model says about when she saw her body digitally reduced in the now controversial Ralph Lauren Blue Label ad. "It's very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that," reports the Daily News.

Filippa's lawyer, Geoffrey Menin, told the paper that "the image is a gross distortion of how she really looks and which we fear will be extremely damaging to her."

Polo Ralph Lauren released a statement to the Daily News saying that Filippa is "a beautiful and healthy" woman, but their relationship ended "as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us."

Filippa also made an appearance on the Today Show this morning (clip below) to speak out about the incident.



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