(NEW YORK POST) – A British Louis Vuitton model was busted Tuesday for killing a rival male catwalker with a single knife wound, according to reports.
London-based model George Koh, 24, was hit with the murder rap for allegedly knifing 25-year-old Harry Uzoka, who has modeled for Zara and Mercedes, according to UK’s the Sun.
Koh’s 23-year-old friend Jonathan Okigbo was also charged with murder — after the up-and-coming model was found dead on a West London street Thursday, the paper reported.
The rising star had worked for Premier Model Management, which launched the careers of Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell.
“[He was] a wonderful model but, even more so, a good person and a pleasure to work with,” an industry rep told the Guardian.
Koh appeared in court Tuesday wearing gray prison scrubs and spoke only to confirm his personal details, according to the Daily Mail, which reported the models were “rivals.”
A 27-year-old man was first arrested Thursday in connection with the murder but has since been released, the paper reported.
Koh and Okigbo were arrested Sunday and charged Tuesday. Koh also was charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
Koh — who once worked for IMG and the brand Paul Smith — has raked in 12,000 followers on Instagram. He recently posted an image of soccer star David Beckam standing next to a poster of himself.