’90 Day Fiance’: Juliana Custodio Worked in Sweatshop as Child and Later Kidnapped?

90 Day Fiance star Juliana Custodio (Michael Jessen’s fiance) has been modeling for several years. Yet, some shocking truths about her past may be coming to light from a source at an organization that’s dedicated to exposing modeling industry exploitation. According to the source, Juliana worked in a sweatshop at only 8 years old. Not only that, but she reportedly was kidnapped by her “agency”. If true, this appears to have been an event of human-trafficking. But is there any truth to this huge accusation?

90 Day Fiance: Instagram Post Reveals Juliana Custodio’s Horrifying Past?

The Model Manifesto indicates that Juliana Custodio’s early life wasn’t sunshine and rainbows before she met Michael Jessen. The organization exposes how the industry benefits at young models’ expense. Back in January, they reported on Brazillian model Juliana Custidio before she was on 90 Day Fiance. Michael’s fiance has a tragic backstory that we didn’t see on 90 Day Fiance. In the report, it claims Juliana was working a sweatshop at only 8.

Then later, a modeling agency kidnapped Juliana and “sent her to model in China without speaking a word of English”. The agency “kidnapped” her so that she would “lose weight”. Then forced her to work “three jobs a day for a month”. Yet, the agency never paid Juliana a dime, which is essentially the definition of human trafficking.


Did TLC Hide Juliana’s Sad Childhood?

It’s hard to say whether or not TLC knew about this or not. 90 Day Fiance omits details from the show all the time. Sometimes, crazy things come to light after cast members were revealed.

Juliana Custodio seems very happy with her career path and her new modeling agency, PRM London. And she’s also now married to Michael Jessen.

TLC’s 90 Day Fiance did mention that she grew up in poverty, but did they hide Juliana’s tragic past, or did they have no idea. The season isn’t over, so maybe they will go into her childhood in more detail later.

90 Day Fiance: Juliana Custodio

90 Day Fiance: Juliana Thanks the Organization

Juliana Custodio left a comment the organizations Instagram account thanking them for sharing her story. Hopefully, she will have a long and fulling life with Michael Jessen. It will be interesting to see how much of her story TLC covers in the upcoming episodes.

Watch Juliana and Michael Jessen’s story unfold Sunday nights at 8/7c on TLC.

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