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Unfortunately my daughter signed the contract under duress. She is only 19 years old and recently out of school. Contestants were given less than 12 hours to submit a signed contract back while they were touring with the organisers. It was a case of them receiving the contract at 8h00 pm in the evening before they were rushed to an event. They got back to their hotel after midnight exhausted and the next morning they were told their signed contracts had to be submitted. I guess on my daughters part she has entered into something out of pure ignorance. My bigger concern though is how the winners of which she is one is being abused and forced to attend functions for a company that is not registered as an NPO. She receives absolutely no compensation to promote their brand.
No it is not a registered charity. They are a registered company. They use the girls to promote their brand and are involved in environmental sustainability projects for which they receive donations and the girls were required to raise money as well, but there is absolutely no disclosure or transparency as to what happens to the money that these girls raise. My daughter may as well be in a SWEAT shop in terms of the demands they are making on her to attend functions in her own time and at her own cost. She receives NO COMPENSATION whatsoever and they now want to control her existing contracts which were already in place with modelling agencies.
They will relinquish her title and she can be sued for damages.