Russian Instagram model Viki Odintcova has racked up more than 3.3 million followers on Instagram by posting photos of herself in various stages of undress, but made headlines when she leaned off the side of a Dubai skyscraper, 73 storeys up — with no harnesses, nets or ropes — held only by the hand of an assistant, sharing the resulting pics on social media.
Was this an act of extreme bravery or unbelievable stupidity? Authorities investigating Odintcova’s hijinks are leaning toward the latter after becoming clued in to what she did when a YouTube video of her skyscraper selfie attempt went viral.
As a result, reports The Sun, Odintcova found herself hauled in front of Dubai police officers, who insisted she sign a document promising to never repeat the stunt on the 1,004-foot-tall Cayan Tower.
According to Major General Halil Ibragim Al-Mansuri of the Dubai Police: “The actions of the Russian woman put her life at risk.”
The 23-year-old model agreed to never try such a stunt again, and now looks back at what she did with wonderment.
“I still cannot believe that I did it,” she tells The Sun. “Every time I watch this video, my palms get sweaty.”