People, Jun. 3, 1996

CLAUDIA'S DEFLATION

Her figure is one thing, but something seems to be wrong with CLAUDIA SCHIFFER's figures--either that, or nasty Australians are lying about her. When the supermodel was visiting the country last month to see fiance David Copperfield perform, local current-affairs show Witness sought an interview. Her Australian agent asked holiday rates: $30,000 for one hour. That's Witness's story. Ken Smith, proprietor of Schiffer's Australian agency, dismisses it as a "pie-in-the-sky rumor." So no interview--but Melbourne businessman Jean Mazloun says he struck a $280,000 deal with Schiffer's New York management for her to appear at the Australian designer-collections parade. "And...

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