Model Corby row brewing
A ROW is set to erupt between the magazine which featured Ella Rose Corby on its cover and the model agency which is representing her.
After featuring the Kingscliff 16-year-old on its cover in the nude this month, Stab magazine posted on its website that Miss Corby would return to its pages next year – with clothes on.
However, the statement has prompted an angry reaction from Miss Corby’s modelling agency, Chic Model Management.
When contacted yesterday, agency spokesperson Kathy Ward said Miss Corby would not be modelling again for Stab.
“Definitely not,” Ms Ward said when asked whether the website was correct.
The agency, which is internationally respected and boasts Miranda Kerr on its books, will be strongly advising Miss Corby against working with Stab in the future.
When asked why, Ms Ward said: “Because of the wrong they did by her in the first instance; it is not the best thing by her”.
“I don’t think she should do it.”
Ms Ward said Chic could only advise Miss Corby, and in the end it was her own decision whether she modelled for the magazine again.
Miss Corby’s nude appearance on the cover of Stab covered in painted-on writing stirred up a national controversy and debate raged about the appropriateness of the shoot. She refused to talk to the Tweed Daily News yesterday and Ms Ward confirmed the family did not want to do any interviews.
Stab made the announcement Miss Corby would return as it prepared to relaunch the same competition which she won this year.
According to Stab, it had been a week for Miss Corby.
“If you didn’t know, it’s like she’s been posted on every website between here and Kazakstan [sic],” it said.
“Now that the dust has settled, here’s what’s happening. We’re bringing Ella to Sydney at the end of January for another shoot with Stab.
“We’re using Vogue photog Nick Hudson again and she’ll be - ahem - fully clothed. Well, in a swimsuit at least.”
According to Stab, Miss Corby and her family had been “awesome” about the incident.
Stab defended its use of Miss Corby by saying it was celebrating her beauty.
Editor Derek Reilly said she was chosen due to her preternatural beauty and “a smile that illuminates a gloomy day” and “cheekbones that float above the earth”.
In a poll conducted by the Tweed Daily News, the majority of more than 2000 people said Miss Corby was old enough to pose nude.