Former Miss Universe and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Olivia Culpo was asked to cover up in order to be allowed to fly American Airlines to Cabo on Thursday.
Her sister Aurora shared the experience in her Instagram stories. She said that Olivia was called up to the counter at the gate and told she needed to “put on a blouse” or she wouldn’t be allowed to fly.
The pageant winner and actress is seen wearing a black sweater, sports bra, and shots in the video. In the video they found another passenger on the plane with a revealing top who was allowed to fly without covering up.
Olivia took it all in stride, re-posting her sister’s stories to her own Instagram account alongside caption, “Leave it to Aurora to cause a scene. Hide me.”
American’s policy says “Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed.” They want a policy so they can enforce it in egregious cases, but it’s more or less left to the discretion of frontline employees to figure out what it means. Does her outfit seem to violate the policy?
In addition to her sister, Culpo was accompanied by boyfriend Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey. She previously dated Nick Jonas, appearing in one of his music videos, and also Tim Tebow. Culpo won Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA and Miss Universe all in her first year competing in pageants in 2012.
Naturally their flight to Cabo was delayed, and her sister filmed McCaffrey across the aisle maskless later in the story as well.
@AmericanAir so it seems @CMC_22 doesn't have to wear his mask properly but us regularly folks have to wear them or be threatened with be kicked off the flight. Or does 1st class allow them to avoid the @CDCgov and @FAANews mask mandate? pic.twitter.com/kUybE2iGvd
— David (@jd031185) January 14, 2022