Vlada Dzyuba, 14, was found dead due to 'utter exhaustion' and chronic meningitis following a grueling 12-hour fashion show in Shanghai.
Vlada Dzyuba, 14, died due to utter exhaustion and chronic meningitis during a fashion show in Shanghai, China
The teen collapsed and fell into a coma, from fatigue after staying in the podium for 12 long hours in the fashion week, moments before she stepped out for the latest catwalk.
Reports say, sadly she never came into consciousness and died two days later despite all the interventions made.
It is now claimed that the youngster was on a "slave labor" contract without provision for medical insurance. Reporters claim that she was too scared to seek hospital treatment.
Vlada Dzyuba was on a "slave labor" contract
Source: College and University
Officially she was permitted to work only three hours a week and was required to have medical insurance.
Her tragic case has raised concerns over the punishing condition for young models, desperately trying to make it to the big time.