"The first secret of a successful modelling career is to start modelling at 5 to 10 years old."
A new documentary surrounding the issue of underage models in the fashion industry is set for release in the UK this Spring.
Created by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, with the help of former US model Ashley Arbaugh, Girl Model exposes the truth about modelling. It looks at the demand for new, young models - often scouted from East-European countries and usually for clients based in China and Japan.
The documentary sees 13-year-old Nadya Vall leave her native Siberia to start work as a model, yet she's soon overwhelmed by the ugly side of the business.
In an industry that lies about age, favours pre-pubescent girls and doesn't care for those plucked out of obscurity, Girl Model proves that something needs to change...and fast.
Watch the official trailer for the film below