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Former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo has called out American Airlines after a staff member allegedly deemed her outfit ‘inappropriate’ and told her to ‘put a blouse on’ or she wouldn’t be able to catch her flight to Mexico.
The 29-year-old model and her sister Aurora, who were travelling to Cabo alongside Olivia’s NFL star boyfriend Christian McCaffrey, took to social media on Thursday to detail the incident.
Aurora shared a video on her Instagram Story showing Olivia wearing a black sports bra, black biker shorts and a long black cardigan.
“Olivia and I are going to Cabo, look at her outfit,” she began. “She looks cute, she looks appropriate, no?
“They call her up to the desk and tell her that she needs to put a blouse on otherwise she can't get on the plane. Tell me, is that not so f***ed up? American Airlines, I love you so much, [but] please get me to Cabo.
Olivia then re-posted Aurora’s video on her own Instagram Story alongside the caption: “Oh no I'm confused lol. Is this inappropriate/offensive?”
In a follow-up video, Aurora filmed her sister standing next to a fellow passenger who was dressed in a turquoise athleisure set similar to Olivia’s but hadn’t been told by American Airlines to cover up.
“See, she looks beautiful but they don’t care,” she said while showing the woman wearing a sports bra. “But [Olivia] has to cover up?”
According to the company’s website, passengers must ‘dress appropriately’ to ‘ensure a safe environment for everyone’.
It’s also listed that ‘bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed’, although there are no examples provided for what is and isn’t considered ‘appropriate’ and ‘offensive’.
Olivia ended up boarding the flight wearing her boyfriend’s large grey hoodie, leaving Christian in just a white t-shirt.
“When you freeze because your lady dress inappropriate AF,” Aurora jokingly captioned a photo of the footballer on the plane with his arms inside his shirt. “Exactly how Jack from Titanic died.”
The sisters continued to mock the incident on social media, with Aurora posting a photo of a ‘get kicked off American Airlines starter kit’ featuring the now-infamous all-black outfit.
Olivia also shared an image of the airline’s staff uniforms from 1981, joking that it will be her “next airport look”.
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