It’s shaping up to be an interesting week in the modeling world.
First, Tyra Banks re-signs with IMG. Now, the New York Post reports that Next Management is suing Ford for poaching three of its models–Polish expats Anna Aleksandra Cywinska and Anna J., as well as Estonian Karmen Pedaru–after Next President Joel Wilkenfeld petitioned Immigration and Naturalization Service to allow them to work in the US under contract.
In return, Ford is suing Next for poaching some of its best bookers and using those bookers to bring Ford models over to Next. (Ford has also sued Next three times over the past few years for “stealing” its models, including Kendra Spears.)
It doesn’t seem like a ceasefire will be called anytime soon, given that agencies are constantly, and viciously, at war over their girls. But we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any developments.