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RHOA's Falynn Guobadia Says She Quit Modeling Because of Michael Costello

RHOA's Falynn Guobadia Says She Quit Modeling Because of Michael Costello

Falynn Guobadia is opening up about her experience with Michael Costello and how it led to her quitting her career as a model.

The 32-year-old television personality, best known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, took to Instagram this week amid all of the controversy surrounding the fashion designer.

Falynn shared an article about Leona Lewisexperience with Costello and said that she had a similar experience, but as a model.

For those who missed the news, Leona opened up about how she was humiliated while working with Michael for a charity event many years ago and she said he wouldn’t alter a dress to fit her, leaving her without a look to wear in a celebrity fashion show.

Click inside to read all about Falynn’s experience…

Keep reading to find out what Falynn said about her own experience…

What’s unfortunate about this story is I had this same experience with Michael Costello, except as a model. And be of this traumatic experience, unfortunately, it was the end of my pursuit to become a fashion model. I just couldn’t bare the embarrassment. Him/his team made me feel very uncomfortable and inadequate.

I was 23 years old living in LA with not much but a dream. I went to audition for Michael Costello’s LA Fashion Week where he complimented me on my body and my runway walk. I was ecstatic! I received an email with a list of underwear to purchase and instructions for the show. I’m thinking to myself I’m 5’6 and have been chosen to WALK! Which I never thought would happen for me. When I arrived, I had my Victoria Secret bag in hand with the underwear we were instructed to bring and was told to wait in line for makeup.

I see Michael and his sister talking in a corner and looking at me with this look on their faces as if I were the scum of the Earth. Then, in front of all of the models and his team, they come over to me to say, “Someone was supposed to call you. We don’t need you for the show and have nothing for you to wear.”

All of the models gasped and covered their faces. I was embarrassed and ashamed. I ran outside and cried for two hours. I never auditioned to model again.

It pains me to hear that Leona Lewis experienced such trauma. I pray this was a learning opportunity for Michael and his team.

Read what Michael said in his response to Leona‘s claims.

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