Thursday 22 March 2018

Playboy model ex of Irish businessman criticises US border control after being held

Alexander Smurfit, son of Dr Michael Smurfit and heir to
the Smurfit fortune, with his then Russian TV-star girlfriend Victoria Bonya in Dubai
Alexander Smurfit, son of Dr Michael Smurfit and heir to the Smurfit fortune, with his then Russian TV-star girlfriend Victoria Bonya in Dubai
Picture: Instagram
Aleaxander Smurfit and Victoria Bonya. Picture: Facebook Newsdesk Newsdesk

The ex-partner of Michael Smurfit's son has claimed she was held at a US airport and questioned about the Russian President.

Former Playboy model Victoria Bonya (37) said in online posts that the she was questioned by officers at Los Angeles.

Ms Bonya was recently split from Alexander Smurfit, the son of Irish packaging tycoon Michael. The couple were together for six years and have a four-year-old daughter.

Ms Bonya explained that she was questioned after US agents searched through her luggage and discovered a business card for Spy-Land, a company that specialises in hidden cameras.

The New York Post is reporting that she wrote on Instagram: “Instead of asking some real questions, the officer decided to talk about our president [Vladimir Putin]."

She continued: “Finding out everything about my position, he started talking about the KGB,” she added. “I started laughing, as I really thought it was a joke, until they asked me the same thing for a third time!’’

Сегодня был какой-то бесконечный день... еще бы! Ведь он длился 24 часа Самое смешное, что на границе меня пропустили быстро, а вот на выходе из аэропорта LAX меня отвели на дополнительный осмотр вещей... Но вместо разговора по существу офицер решил поговорить о нашем президенте, узнав мою позицию, он перешел к разговорам о КГБ. Затем подошёл другой офицер и попросил меня отойти и подождать в сторонке... После чего мне задали вопрос, не являюсь ли я тайным агентом разведки Я смеялась в голос, приняв разговор за шутку, пока меня не переспросили в третий раз! получив отрицательный ответ офицер стал осматривать мои вещи и в какой-то момент он достал из моего кошелька визитную карточку с надписью SPY-LAND на англ, (она принадлежала фирме по системам скрытого видеонаблюдения), когда-то мне всучили ее на нашей горбушке Это был удар! Я думала, что сейчас меня депортируют Короче, пока не прогуглили мое имя и не пересмотрели десятки фотографий с разных мероприятий и проектов не хотели мне верить)) Вот такие приключения

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Ms Bonya, who lists her address online as Monte Carlo in Monaco, said there was a time when she feared that she wouldn't be able to enter the US.

“It was a big shock! I thought that was it and that they will deport me asap,” she said.

The model finally managed to convince authorities at LAX that the card had just been randomly passed to her after showing officials her social-media accounts. She has 1.9 million Twitter followers and more than 5 million fans on Instagram.

Alex Smurfit is the son of Michael Smurfit's second wife, a Swedish air hostess, Brigitta Beimark, with whom the tycoon lived in Monaco.

The young Smurfit heir and his then glamorous girlfriend Ms Bonya caused a huge stir in Russia where the ups and downs of their passionate relationship were played out in social columns.

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