The Waldorf Astoria Dubai is Begging Russian Models to Take Their Erotic Photos Down from Instagram

Twenty five Russian models stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah for a fashion shoot and took their own racy photos for social media while on property.

The hotel isn’t pleased and they’re asking the models to remove tags of the hotel from Instagram.

A hotel spokesman said: “You have to understand that this is an Arab country. We have had a lot of complaints from families with your children.

“We do not want to see our geolocation on photos of girls in semi-naked and erotic poses. Let the photograph simply state the location as Dubai.”

This sort of reminds me of Singapore Airlines, upon introduction of their Airbus A380 Suites, asking passengers not to have sex inflight. What they’re really doing is salaciously drawing media attention to the fact that you could have sex in those seats because the center suites turn down into double beds!

The woman are apparently recognizable in some parts of the world, but I’ve never heard of them:

Among the women were Victoria Bonya, 37, wife of Irish billionaire Alex Smurfit, actress Anna Kalashnikova, 44, and 24-year-old reality TV show star Alena Shishkova.

You can see as many photos as you wish at the links above, or on Instagram.

(HT: @istrakhov)

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  1. Sure, Gary, these are Russian “models”, who are there for a “photoshoot”. Sure they are… 😉

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