Former MAFS star Nasser Sultan spent Saturday partying like "an A-list star" on Seadeck Sydney, a large party boat, in the middle of Sydney Harbour on Saturday – much to the confusion of other revellers.
After sharing clips of him lapping up the cameras whilst standing on a platform waving at people on the cruise, one partygoer has revealed what really happened on the boat.
Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, Canadian backpacker Pilar said: "He kept climbing on things and posing for pictures like he was an A-list actor doing a meet and greet but it was kinda embarrassing, because nobody knew who he was."
Since finding fame on Married At First Sight in 2018, Nasser has been described as a "serial pest" in Sydney whilst attending events almost daily and jumping in front of the cameras.
Earlier this year, footage emerged of Margot Robbie snubbing the reality star after he approached her on the red carpet of the Babylon premiere in Sydney.
Nasser 'buys fake Instagram followers'
It comes after Nasser recently celebrated hitting 100,000 followers, claiming this was down to him “being real”.
However, Yahoo Lifestyle revealed at the time that the season five groom's sudden jump in popularity wasn't exactly as it seemed, and his new fans were actually fake bot followers.
An audit of his account by Social Blade shows Nasser has consistently lost followers every day for several months now, but on September 1, he somehow gained 14,400 new fans.
The sudden influx took Nasser's account from 91,812 to 106,212 in just 24 hours, but since then, he has gone back to consistently losing several hundred followers a day. He is currently sitting at 104,000 followers.
Yahoo Lifestyle revealed in September 2022 that almost half of Nasser's followers were bots, mostly based in Turkey and Iran.
From August 2021 to August 2022, the self-proclaimed social commentator's following more than doubled from 42,000 to 88,500.
Instagram users often buy fake bot followers from ‘follow farms’ to make themselves look more popular, and you can buy 5,000 fake followers for as little as $39.99 on some websites.
It is unclear whether Nasser bought the fake followers himself or if someone purchased them for him.
When asked for comment, Nasser told Yahoo Lifestyle at the time: “If someone can buy me or show me how to obtain them, I’ll be happy to take them.
“Maybe I should put out a video asking people to show me how? Because apparently if you have lots you can become an influencer.”
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