'I cried when I watched it' Victoria's Secret model involved in Fyre Festival voices her regrets 7 months ago

'I cried when I watched it' Victoria's Secret model involved in Fyre Festival voices her regrets

She was paid to promote the festival and now, she deeply regrets it all.

Victoria's Secret model, Shanina Shaik, has spoken out for the first time since Fyre Festival. Speaking in light of Netflix's new documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, she admits that it made her cry to watch the events unfold and evidently, collapse.

Shanina was hired to promote the festival alongside other models like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. Admitting that she was "dragged" into taking part, the model spoke to The Daily Telegraph, saying:

"It is really horrific what happened. The girls and I were just kind of dragged into it. We would never want to promote something like that or take someone's money."

 

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Shanina was hired to promote the festival on her personal Instagram account as well as heading to the Bahamas to film a promotional video to push the event.

 

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"When a client comes to my agent and has a vision or a project they want to work with us on, my agency always makes sure we are protected and looked after," she continued.

It is reported that the models did, in fact, receive payment for their advertising of the festival unlike thousands of others involved in the production of creating the event.

One woman from the local area even admitted to using €50,000 of her savings to fund her own staff when Fyre founder, Billy McFarland, couldn't pay up.

You can read all about that here.

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is available to stream on Netflix now.