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'Top Model 10' accused of causing $500,000 in damage to NYC loft


By Christopher Rocchio, 03/11/2008 

They may not be successful models just yet, but America's Next Top Model's current crop of contestants apparently unleashed some diva-esque behavior on the tenth-season's New York City loft.

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"These girls not only destroyed the floors, it appears they had food fights. There's ketchup and coffee splattered all over the landlord's $20,000 white drapes. There's lipstick on the walls," an insider told The New York Post in a Monday report. "They moved in furniture and made holes all along the walls."

Top Model production company Anisa Productions rented the Lispenard Street loft from Michael Marvisi, and the insider told The Post the landlord was promised that any damage would be minor. 

Instead Top Model's production crew and the tenth-season contestants caused an estimated total of $500,000 worth of damage to the 4,200-square-foot loft, according to The Post.

"The landlord is devastated," the insider told The Post. "Three other shows approached him [to use the loft] and he turned them all down for Top Model. And a tenant was supposed to move in a week ago, but when the place wasn't ready, they pulled out. Tyra Banks should be ashamed of herself."

During their 10-week stay at the $6 million TriBeCa loft, The Post reported the contestants were responsible for damaging a $15,000 chandelier beyond repair and ruining the bathroom with water damage -- causing it to be tested for mold.

"A plumber had to come fix the toilet and the water caused $90,000 worth of damage to the electrical store on the first floor," the insider told The Post.

Top Model's production crew is also accused of having "punched hundreds of holes in the ceiling to hang lighting equipment," according to The Post.  The crew also reportedly wrecked the loft's Brazilian wood floors -- meaning new flooring had to be installed when the contestants vacated the loft three weeks ago.

In addition, Top Model also "skipped out on" a $1,500 electrical bill, The Post reported.

While Top Model offered to settle for $125,000, the insider told The Post Marvisi has yet to be paid any money and now plans to file a lawsuit against the show. 

An Anisa Productions representative offered "no comment" when contacted by The Post.  A Banks' representative did not return The Post's calls for comment.

(Photo credit The CW)


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