A teenage Russian model who died after a gruelling 12-hour fashion show earned just £6.30 a day after paying her plane fares, hotels and food, it has been claimed. 
14-year-old Vlada Dzyuba, from Perm in Russia, had signed a ‘three month contract’ to work on catwalks and finally realise her dream of becoming a supermodel.
But, as she waited for her latest job thousands of miles from home in China, the young girl died from ‘utter exhaustion’ and meningitis. 
Her case has since raised critical awareness over the exploitation of children in the fashion industry as it has been claimed that before she went into a coma, she told her mother over the phone that she was exhausted. 
“She was calling me, saying ‘Mama, I am so tired. I so much want to sleep,” her mother told the television programme NTV.
“It must have been the very beginning of the illness. And then her temperature …
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