Without knowing the intent of the shot, I'd have to go with the first one. It gives the viewer a better look at her, and the clothes and shoes. I would prefer her facial features to not be parallel to the bars though. The washed out look doesn't work well for me here. I think deeper blacks and crisper details would push the image further along the direction I think it needs to go. But that is personal style preference.
I like the first one also. It gives the feeling of the model trying to escape. I don't like the washed out look either, primarily because the face is the most washed out place. It feels like back lighting. If the face is clear, I can see it would be better.