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A model wearing a cropped top and blue jeans was allegedly accused of wearing a bikini — and told to put on more clothes before taking her flight.

But part of me wonders if this was a publicity stunt designed to drive traffic to her subscription-based business.

The Sun reports that Isabelle Eleanore flew yesterday from Australia’s Gold Coast to Melbourne on Jetstar. But a cabin crew member apparently took exception to her outfit:

 

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Ms. Eleanore theorizes her chest size was the problem.

To her shock, the crew member said: “‘You can’t fly wearing a bikini’. It’s not a bikini, it’s a top.

“Apparently my top is too small and I couldn’t fly without ‘covering up’.

“If I had small breasts they wouldn’t have said something.”

After making a few calls, Isabelle says the flight attendant came back with a high-vis vest, to make this – gesturing to her chest – ‘more appropriate’.

“Then I have to walk all the way to aisle 26 wearing a high-vis vest.

“And she was like, I’m really surprised no one said this to you at the terminal.

“She looked at me like she was disgusted.”

Mortified Isabelle said she felt ‘discriminated and humiliated’ having to walk in front of all the passengers in the vest, adding ‘everyone’ was looking at her.

Hey, high-visibility vests could be a new fashion statement, yes?

But Did She Want the Attention?

Here’s what makes me wonder if there’s something more to this.

A few weeks ago, Virgin Australia passenger Catherine Bampton claimed she was told to cover up her outfit before her flight from Adelaide to the Gold Coast. That generated some attention in various news outlets, blogs, and social media.

Ms. Eleanore, meanwhile, boasts a couple of OnlyFans pages. OnlyFans is a platform for content producers to sell virtual wares. It’s received plenty of attention during the pandemic as many people have used it as a way to earn money selling explicit images and videos. Ms. Eleanore sells access to an OnlyFans account that apparently features her and a partner. The other appears to contain, um, solo projects.

So, despite her insisting otherwise, I think it’s only natural to wonder if she saw the stir caused by Ms. Bampton’s situation, hoped to get media attention, and generate interest in her OnlyFans business. (If it worked well for her, perhaps I need to start wearing more revealing clothes on flights so I can drive more eyeballs to the blog 🙂 )

Between Ms. Bampton’s incident, the Southwest passenger who was told to cover up, and this latest situation, I can only imagine what the next “too little clothing” event will reveal.

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2 Comments

  1. I’d be perfectly content with a dress code. Why? Because each individual has different standards of dress, and it makes no sense to have everyone feel like their dress code should be acceptable by everyone else.

    If the airline dress code says bikini tops and bottoms are acceptable forms of dress, then so be it. If they say clothing should cover the torso, so be it. I don’t care. I just find people arguing about clothing are looking for a confrontation in general. Nowadays with social media, it’s basically free air time at the expense of passengers who may have been delayed, or the airline having to deal with a “rogue” employee.

  2. Interesting that men are setting the standards for what women can wear. We disapprove of dress codes for women that are different than the ones for men in Islamic cultures. I don’t see a difference when you get down to it..

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