Every Top Model
fans knows that each cycle, at one point or another, the house that the models live in starts to look like the town dump. I can’t imagine that they’re so busy that they can’t clean up after themselves. Dishes are piled in the sink, hair is stuck in the drain, and dirty clothes are left all over the floors. Usually, one responsible model grabs a sponge and gets to work to make it look like it was when they first found it. Apparently, the girls of cycle 10 are the all time worst, though, and no sponge was going to fix the damage that was done. They left such a mess in their expensive New York apartment that the landlord has now filed a lawsuit against the show.
According to a story published in the New York Post, the loft that was rented for cycle 10’s filming is worth $6 million dollars. The landlord, Michael Marvisi, now has launched several complaints against the show and the models. He claims that there were holes in the ceiling and walls as well as food stains throughout the house. The girls reported left food stains on drapes worth $20,000. They also reportedly damaged a $15,000 chandelier beyond repair and did over $90,000 worth of damage to a store below.
The New York Post has said that the girls are not responsible for the holes in the ceiling. That was the fault of the crew, who made the holes in order to hang lights and other equipment. Regardless of who did what damage, there is still a giant cleanup that needs to take place. "The landlord is devastated," a source close to the situation said. "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, but when the place wasn't ready, they pulled out. Tyra Banks should be ashamed of herself." Marvisi, Banks, and the CW network have yet to comment publicly about this legal matter.
Here are some pictures from the damaged apartment:
Holes in the ceiling
Water damage to the floor
The damaged chandelier
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: New York Post, TMZ
(Image courtesy of CW)