Top model files lawsuit for $25m after 'unauthorised photo' was used in ad for little-known beauty brand
Yuliana Bondar claims that use of her image in the LASplash Cosmetics campaign is threatening her future career
A top model has accused a little known beauty brand of damaging her career because it used an 'unauthorised' photo of her for one of its ads.
Yuliana Bondar, who has walked the runway for Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs, has filed a suit in a Manhattan federal court over claims that a photographer 'secretly sold her image'.
The Ukranian-born 24-year-old is seeking $25million after it went on to appear in a campaign for beauty firm LASplash Cosmetics.
According to the New York Post, she believes that being 'the face' of the brand is having a negative impact on her future.
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Miss Bondar also continues to do high-profile editorial and campaign work, though and appeared in the pages of Grazia magazine last year.
She was also among the models in the H by Halston spring/summer ads, and more recently in the lookbook for the MaxMara Atelier fall/winter 2012 collection.