Susan Dowdy is suing her local modelling agency, Hott Models, for discrimination. The 50 year-old spinster from West Lothian, Scotland, applied for a job at Hott and was shocked to be turned down because she 'didn't have the right look'.
'It's outrageous,' said Susan. 'I saw an ad in the local paper, saying they were looking for new talent. When I went in for my interview they told me straight away that I was unsuitable. I asked them why, exactly, since it was obvious they hadn't even glanced at my resume.'
Hott reportedly told Susan that she was 'too short, too dumpy, and too unattractive to be a model.'
Susan couldn't believe her ears. 'I've been working all my life, ever since I was a wee lassie. There's nobody more qualified and hard-working than me. Since when has looks ever been a factor in deciding if someone's suitable for a job?'
Determined to fight for her right to work, Susan is suing the agency for unfair recruitment process. Hott Models was unavailable for comment, but have released this brief statement: 'We stand by our decision not to hire Susan Dowdy. Demand for short, dumpy, unattractive models is extremely low, and we already have Snooki on our books.'