Aussie model Shanina Shaik has addressed her involvement in Fyre Festival

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“It is really horrific what happened.”

By now you’ve probably heard of Fyre Festival. 

AKA the biggest event flop that ever was. 

The 2017 festival was set to be luxurious, star-studded and just generally bloody brilliant. 

Instead ticket-buyers got a moist mattress soggy sandwich dump that looked nothing like what the promo video promised. 

Promotion video: 

Reality: 

Last week, a bunch of big-name models involved in the promotion of Fyre Festival were served with subpoenaes to testify in the Fyre Festival court case.

Among them was Aussie Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik. And she’s the first to break her silence on her involvement in Fyre Fest. 

Shanina says she cried after watching the Netflix documentary ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’.

She says she was upset by seeing the devastation caused by a festival that she had promoted.

“I cried when I watched it,” she told The Daily Telegraph

“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.”

Shanina also admitted that when the opportunity to be involved in the promotion of the festival came across the table, it seemed like a safe choice. 

“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 explained to the publication. 

Shanina’s. “agency” is IMG models- the same agency that represented a few of the other models involved, including Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Alessandra Ambrosio. 

Gregory Messer, the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Fyre Media, claims IMG received a whopping $1.7 million for their models’s involvement, via Vogue.

Images: Shanina Shaik / Instagram.

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