Young model claims prostitution is ‘rife’ within fashion industry with ‘women paid millions to spend the night with men’
London-based model Jazz Egger, exposes the seedy world of prostitution in the fashion industry
The pimp claims household names are paid up to $2million to sleep with rich clients and further their careers
Austrian-born Egger, 20, was offered £2,000 for ‘intimacy’ with a client
London-based model was told ‘that is how the fashion industry works,’ when she opted not to join the high class escort train
‘Sex agent’ George, even sent screen shots of messages from models who said they ‘enjoyed it’
Austrian-born model Jazz Egger was shocked after an agent offered her cash to partake in ‘natural intimacy’ with a wealthy client, her refusal was met with ‘that is how the fashion industry works’
A young London-based model has claimed prostitution is rife within the fashion industry after she was offered cash to sleep with wealthy men.
Jazz Egger, who recently turned 20, made the extraordinary claim that ‘big agencies’ and ‘established models’ are involved in seedy underground dealings, with young women paid up to $2million to spend the night with male clients.
Shockingly, Jazz claims she was even told that two young supermodels who have become household names have ‘spent time’ with men for money in order to get ahead in their career.
Austrian-born Jazz said she was first propositioned last summer after meeting an agent at an exclusive London club, who offered her an ‘image modelling job’ which involved a Greek yacht trip with three ‘millionaires’.
Jazz also claims she has been told that one of the most established modeling agencies in the world was a ‘partner client’ of the company that had approached her for sex work.
The model was contacted by a second man who invited her to dinner with a ‘famous actor’ – he warned her to get with ‘natural intimacy’
Jazz has been modelling since the age of 13 and took part in Germany’s Next Top Model as well as making the finals of Elite Model Look
She declined, but soon afterwards she was contacted by a second man who invited her to a private dinner with a ‘famous actor’ at a popular celebrity haunt – and advised that she would need to be comfortable with the ‘natural intimacy’ that followed.
When the then teen replied that she was ‘a model and not an escort’, she alleges the man – known only as George – shot back: ‘It’s the most normal thing in the industry, everyone does it.’
Shockingly, the agent claimed that two well-known fashion models have accepted vast sums of cash in return for ‘spending time’ with his clients.
He told her: ‘[The models] realise the value of money and how much of a difference it can make. And everyone enjoys having sex especially with good-looking guys. What is the shame? Society creates double standards that make women feel guilty.’
He added: ‘That is how the fashion industry works’ and even claimed that ‘most models get to where they were through something like this’.
George even told Jazz that one of the most established modeling agencies in the world was a ‘partner client’ of the company that had approached her for sex work.
Neither for cash nor career –
‘Sex ‘Agent’ George, made the extraordinary claim that famous models ‘have been doing these things for a long time’ and are paid up to $2million to spend the night with men
Pushy: ‘Most models got to where they were through something like this’, said the persistent George
He said: ‘All of these modelling agencies are run by hedge fund managers wanting to meet girls.’
‘This can’t be okay’
‘I would never sell my body in such a matter. I couldn’t combine it with my morals really.
‘I still respect those who do accept such offers. What made his offer highly questionable to me is that he asked me to keep quiet about it. This can’t be okay.
‘[George] reacted by spamming me with messages, in an attempt to convince me to accept his offer. It seemed like he was very experienced in that kind of conversation. He sent me screenshots of models who he allegedly worked with.’
Jazz added: ‘I know some models that have done escort work and experienced unwanted sexual advances.
‘When I shared the article, many of my model colleagues messaged me, telling me about their experiences. It was sad to see that it’s such a common and usual thing.
Shocking claims: George alleged that a prominent booking agent flew on his ‘client’s’ private jet
Jazz Egger said ‘Agent’ George spammed her with WhatsApp messages where he pushed escorting
Jazz was told ‘that is how the fashion industry works’ and that it is not uncommon for underage girls to be offered ‘image modelling’ jobs – another word for prostitution
‘There’s so much wrong with this industry and I am going to do whatever it takes in order to change it. It might take centuries, but you have to start somewhere.’
Jazz has been modelling since the age of 13 and took part in Germany’s Next Top Model as well as making the finals of Elite Model Look.
She has spoken out before about the size zero debate, as well as ‘sleep deprivation’ and the pressure on young models to amass millions of Instagram followers.
Jazz has spoken out before about the pressure and fraught life of young models, the size zero debate, ‘sleep deprivation’
She said: ‘Did you know there are hookers in Cannes who charge $30,000 [£23,000] a night? A lot of models go there to make their side money.’
And in a 2015 report by OK! magazine, an industry insider said: ‘Wealthy businessmen will have someone reach out to agencies on their behalf to request appearances from these girls.
‘A private dinner can cost up to six figures, so of course the agencies take a cut. Don’t expect your trip to be entirely free though.
‘If you are lounging on a rich guy’s yacht and drinking his champagne, chances are something is expected of you, whether it is a kiss or a lot of time on the dance floor.’
‘Getting paid to f*** is 10/10’
The agent, known only as George, also sent Jazz a series of screen grabs from conversations he’d allegedly had with other models to serve as proof that others were getting paid for sex work with wealthy clients.
One conversation, on instant messaging platform WhatsApp, is between him and a woman who claims to be a Cambridge University student.
Another model thanked him for organising a tryst with a client, writing: ‘It was so fun!!!!!! I’m so surprised!!! If it’s normally that easy I’d be keen to do that again w/ other people.’
She then asked for his bank details so that she could pay him a cut of her fee.
One escort claimed to be a Cambridge University student (left) while another thanked George for the opportunity [right] and said: ‘Getting paid to f*** is 10/10’
Jazz wrote: “#truthbehindthisshot my agency told me on that day that my hips were way too wide and that I needed to lose weight in order to have a chance at London Fashion Week. I already was underweight so I decided to not lose any weight. I still got confirmed for LFW.)”
She told the Metro that she wanted to speak out about the industry’s perception on body image by encouraging girls to love themselves for who they are.