Wednesday 13 December 2017

Watch: The moment model risks her life in daredevil Dubai photoshoot

Viktoria Odintsova under fire for death-defying shoot

Viktoria Odintsova (Photo: Instagram)
Viktoria Odintsova (Photo: Instagram)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A Russian model has sparked controversy after she dangled off a skyscraper in Dubai for a dramatic photoshoot.

A male assistant held Viktoria Odintsova's hand as she leaned back off a 1000ft roof building, and then dropped off the ledge.

The model (22) posted the video and pictures on her Instagram account.

She wrote; "I still can’t believe I did it. Every time I watch the video my palms go sweaty."

The photo has amassed over 70,000 likes and more than 380,000 people have 'liked' the video.

However, many have criticised the model's move for being reckless.

“How can you disregard your life like that?" one comment stated.

“If I was your parent I would smack both you and the guy with the beard!”

Another wrote; "A very bad example for the youth." 

And someone else added; “Crazy! looks like god gave you beauty, but seems like he forgot to grace you with a brain."

The photo has been reported on by several global publications.

It was taken at the top of the 73-storey Cayan Tower, which was the world's tallest building when it opened in 2013.

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