Why Some Models Are Moonlighting As Escorts

14/08/2014 16:41 | Updated 20 May 2015

The modelling industry is a tricky business and while there's a whole lot of glamour that comes with the job, it also has its issues.

The Daily Beast has published an anonymous letter from a model who has disclosed the questionable elements of a contract where employees are "supposed to have dinner with clients" with breakfast being "optional".

The author of the article confesses that: "A lot of girls become models because there is the alluring, if distant, promise of first-class, all-designer everything. I would be lying if I said those thoughts didn't occur to me when I signed up for the job."

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 17:  A model showcases designs on the runway during the Atsushi Nakashima - Runway - MBFW Tokyo 2014 A/W show as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2014 A/W at Shibuya Hikarie on March 17, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Koji Hirano/Getty Images)

"Yes, working as a model can be very exploitive. But aren't unpaid internships exploiting young talent as well?"

The perks of the job are highlighted: travel, luxury, handbags etc and for this model in particular it's the "opportunity" that keeps her moonlighting as an escort.

"Why do I model if the industry can be skeezy and gross at times? Because I don't see modelling as a way to boost self-esteem or prove something to myself - I see modelling as an opportunity to see the world, and nothing more than that."

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