Siberian young girl models
Fears over exploitation of Russian models sent on 'slave labour contracts' without parents to care for them. The preliminary cause of death is meningitis compounded by severe exhaustion. Picture: Oksana Dzyuba. Vlada Dzyuba, aged 14, a prominent young model, died after being in a coma for two days after expiring at a gruelling fashion show in Shanghai. She was evidently suffering from meningitis but her condition was not spotted in time and she was made to continue on the catwalk in a show for Asian designers, it was reported. Vlada was to turn 15 on 8 November.