French Instagramer called out for faking business class trip.
A French Instagram influencer has been ridiculed online after pretending to fly in the business class cabin on an Emirates flight.
Océane El Himer, who has 864k followers on Instagram, shared a photo of herself in the business class cabin with the caption, “Next stop – Monaco. Je fly toute la night,” which translates to ‘I fly all night’.
However, the 27-year-old was then photographed by another passenger who spotted her sitting in an economy seat on the same flight.
“Dubai model exposed by co-passengers after she posed in business class cabin & posted photos online then returned to her seat in economy before takeoff,” the caption reads on Twitter.
As the economy class image was shared on social media, many commentators voiced their displeasure at the deceit.
“This is why this generation is a mess,” one user tweeted. “This is just sad,” another wrote.
“Been saying social media an illness. Got people lying for attention and others wanting to make a career out of it,” Twitter user @Thisguyhere88 wrote.
As the economy class photo went viral, El Himer turned off the comments on her own Instagram post.
El Himer then defended her post on Snapchat, saying there’s “no shame in traveling in eco class,” Newsweek reported.
“I took several flights to arrive in the south, including one in eco class,” she wrote. “Took a picture and I accepted. I fully assume the fact of traveling in eco class, I’m not the type of girl who likes to show her money… Yes I traveled in eco and in business. And so?”
A couple of of days later she posed with a glass of champagne in business class with a friend flipping the bird, captioning the photo, “This time I promise I paid.”
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El Himer first found fame starring in reality TV show Les Princes et les Princesses de l’Amour (the Prince and Princess of love) alongside her twin sister Marine where they both competed for the affection of the same man.
She’s since gone on to star in the television show Les Marseillais, and adventure show, Les Apprentis Aventuriers.