Two models have gone from cat walk to cat fight and now one faces a lawsuit, all over a man.
Liza Irizarry, 34, is not happy about her new look. The Telemundo model received a bit of a nose job when Victoria Secret model Selita Ebanks socked her one for batting eyes at her boyfriend. Ebanks was dissatisfied by Irizarry's idea of a friendly hello. Now with wounded pride and a nose job she did not pay for, Irizarry is suing.
"I was in so much pain," Irizarry, of the Bronx, told the Daily News on Monday, days before she plans to file her civil suit. "My pillow was covered in blood."
The incident occurred in November as Irizarry was entering Miami's Dream nightclub. Irizarry claims that she ran into Ebanks boyfriend, Terrence J., on her way out and greeted him with a kiss on the cheek. Irizarry claims that she and Terrence had been good friends for years, which justified her kissing him on the cheek.
Ebanks, however, did not assess the situation in the same way and with a slightly drunken swing, hit Irrizay in the face.
"When she saw me, she said, 'Don't be kissing my man,' Irizarry said in an interview in lawyer Edward Steinberg's Manhattan office," according to the Daily News. "I said to myself, 'So what, that's my friend.' That's when she hit me on the nose. I went to swing back - that's when all her friends jumped in. I felt hair pulling and fists coming at me."
Irrizay was informed of her broken nose after she returned to New York and went to see a doctor.
"I'm so angry, because she thinks she can get away with anything," Irizarry said. "You shouldn't be allowed to put your hands on anyone for no reason. Me saying hello to someone doesn't give you the right to hit me."