Russian Instragram model Viktoria “Viki” Odintcova may have defied death over the streets of Dubai, but she wasn’t that lucky against both the city’s police department and the owners of the property where she figuratively dared the devil to see her slip from the 100th floor.
As it turns out, the comely 23-year-old Saint Petersburg native has made a name for herself by almost wearing a number of rather skimpy workout and beach togs.
As seen on her Instagram site, the olive-skinned and raven-haired Russian isn’t really all that shy when it comes to displaying her ample natural resources.
But what really got her on the headlines around the world was a stunt she and an assistant pulled atop the 1,004-foot-high Cayan Tower currently nearing completion in the United Arab Emirate’s largest city of Dubai.
As reported by USA TODAY;
A Russian model took her quest for the perfect Instagram photo to dizzying heights by dangling from atop a Dubai skyscraper.
Video taken of the incident and uploaded on Instagram shows Viki Odintcova, 23, lean off the ledge of a skyscraper as a male assistant holds her hand. The model later holds the man’s hand and dangles off of the 1,004-foot-highCayan Tower.
While video of the risky photoshoot
gained hundreds of thousands of views on Instagram, the building’s developers weren’t amused.
Cayan Group, the developer of the building, condemned Odintcova’s stunt, which was performed without the knowledge of the company and “without any restraints, or safety precautions.”
While extreme sporting events have been held at the Cayan Tower, there were always trained professionals with backup safety measures, Gizel Daher, Director of Marketing & Communications said in a statement Friday.
“Under no circumstances can we condone Ms. Odintcova’s irresponsible actions, and we are in the process of reviewing our security procedures to understand and rectify where the lapse occurred and how to prevent such in the future,” Gizel Daher said.
The group said it plans to take legal action against the model.
Yet it turns out that the Cayan Group’s lawyers aren’t the only worry for Odintcova. After her publicity stunt, the Dubai cops wanted to have a word with the Russian.
The UAE’s Khaleej Times reports;
Dubai Police has warned Russian model Viktoria Odintsova, who climbed Dubai’s Cayan Tower and dangled off the edge for a photo shoot without any visible safety harness.
Police summoned Odintsova and made her sign an undertaking that she would not repeat such a stunt in Dubai.
The Gulf State paper also noted;
“I still cannot believe that I did it. Every time I watch this video, my palms get sweaty,” she had said then.
Odintsova posted the video on her social media page where it quickly went viral.