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A Manhattan modeling agency claims a rival firm poached its ‘rising star’, Victoria’s Secret catwalker Devyn Garcia, according to new court documents.

State Artist Management, LLC says it brought Garcia out of obscurity when she was just 18 and signed her to a three-year contract on Sept. 3, 2019, according to the Supreme Court lawsuit. Manhattan filed Tuesday.

Garcia “had little experience with professional modeling,” but the company “saw her potential and introduced her to its selected clients as ‘the next star,'” the court documents state.

Due to State’s upbringing, Garcia booked gigs with Victoria’s Secret, Adore Me, Nordstrom’s, L’Oreal, Gap and Tommy Hilfiger, which led to her starting earning much higher rates, the documents say. judicial.

But on March 5, Garcia notified State that she was canceling her contract and “almost immediately” afterwards, DNA Model Management, LLC, of ​​Manhattan, posted photos of Garcia on its website, according to the suit.

Garcia is not named as a defendant in the case.

“Defendants instigated Garcia to terminate his contract with the state only midway through his term and position DNA to reap the financial benefits of the state’s efforts to develop and promote Garcia,” the suit alleges.

“DNA is the 10,000 pound gorilla of the model management industry,” the lawsuit states, alleging the rival company has a history of tricking models into breaking their contracts.

“Every model management company in New York has a list of models taken by DNA and the state is no different,” the lawsuit charges.

DNA was sued in 2017 by Lions Model Management against the Dior Adwoa Aboah show. The case was settled in 2019.

DNA did not return a request for comment.

Garcia could not be reached for comment.