Ruslana Korshunova died in 2008 after jumping from a New York office building

By Ana Calderone
Updated November 18, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Russian supermodel who plunged to her death by leaping from a Manhattan office building in 2008 had joined a cult before her apparent suicide, according to a new book.

In the book, Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible, journalist Peter Pomerantsev investigates the death of 20-year-old Ruslana Korshunova and claims she was part of a cult known as “Rose of the World.”

The New York Daily News reports that Pomerantsev also joined the cult himself. His book apparently details the cult’s “dehumanizing” training sessions in which life coaches humiliate trainees by criticizing their past troubles.

The book alleges that Korshunova, who appeared in ad campaigns for Nina Ricci and Vera Wang, started following the cult after her career began to slow down.

Pomerantsev also writes about hearing a life coach discuss the model s death.

“Ruslana was [a] typical victim,” he supposedly said. “Sometimes it s better to commit suicide than not to change.”

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