Russian Model risks life for near-death photoshoot (Pic courtesy: MAVRIN studios Instagram)
The Russian model Viktoria Odintcova, who went viral with her dare-devils stunts recently, has landed in trouble with Dubai Police. The 23-year-old model has been summoned by police for putting her life in danger by dangling from a skyscraper.
The Dubai police have asked the model to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.
A video of the model went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier in the week.
It shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai's 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.
Major-General Khalil Ibrahim al-Mansouri, an assistant to the chief of police in Dubai, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ittihad newspaper as saying that Odintcova "had been summoned to sign an undertaking not to repeat any dangerous moves that could endanger her life in Dubai."
"What the young Russian woman had done represents a danger to her life," the newspaper quoted Mansouri as saying.
He said it was important for residents in the Gulf Arab city to avoid practising dangerous hobbies without taking necessary precautions or obtaining prior permission from authorities, the newspaper said.
The video registered more than half a million views after it was posted on Odintcova's Instagram account. (Read full story here)