Janice Dickinson Files for Bankruptcy

Former supermodel says she’s heartbroken, trying to pay everyone back ASAP

By on April 23rd, 2013 14:09 GMT

Janice Dickinson, the self-titled “first supermodel in the world,” is now in a world of financial trouble. She’s filed for bankruptcy, being almost $1 million (€769,763) in debt – but she insists she’s working on ways to pay back every cent she owes.

The New York Post’s PageSix reports that Dickinson who, just in December, after announcing her engagement, was boasting of planning a wedding bigger than Brangelina’s, owes money to anyone from her plastic surgeon to the IRS.

The biggest chunk of her debt, though, is in unpaid taxes.

“Dickinson, 58, whose taut visage bears witness to her penchant for plastic surgery, owes more than $8,000 [€6,158] to Beverly Hills dermatologist Arnold Klein, whose Web site says he ‘developed the injection techniques for the cosmetic use of Botox, collagen and Restylane’,” the e-zine writes.

“Dickinson, 58, also stiffed Dr. Uzzi Reiss, who runs the Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Center, out of $8,000-plus [€6,158], court papers say,” adds the same media outlet.

That’s small change to what she owes in unpaid back taxes, though, with PageSix writing that Dickinson has debts to the state that go back more than a decade, to a grand total of $500,000 (€384,881).

Speaking with Radar Online, the controversial reality star and former model acknowledges her unfortunate situation but stresses that she has no intention of wallowing in it for longer than necessary.

In fact, she’s also working on paying back her creditors: she already has a new paying job, she says.

“I had some trouble, so yes, it is true. I am upset and taking every step to pay everyone back and I feel terrible about it,” Janice explains for the publication.

Fans of reality television and readers of celebrity gossip must know that, from the influential model she once was, Janice is now a mere caricature of herself, often embarrassing herself in public at social events, or in front of the paparazzi, when she’s out and about running errands.

Word online has it she might do some reality show to pay back some of her debts, so keep an eye on this space for that – if it turns out to be true.

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