Top Dubai property developer slams Russian model’s daredevil selfie

The image showed 23-year-old Russian model Viki Odintcova hanging from the top of the Cayan Tower. (Photo courtesy: Instagram/@viki_odintcova)

Cayan Group, a leading property development company in the Middle East, strongly condemned a Russian model following her death-defying snaps showing her dangling perilously, without a harness, from a ledge on the company’s skyscraper in Dubai.

The image showed 23-year-old Russian model Viki Odintcova hanging from the top of the Cayan Tower after she entered the building without authorization, climbed to the top and performing the stunt without the aid of any climbing equipment.

Since the images have been released, the Dubai Police authorities have launched a probe into the incident. According to local reports, the assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, said people performing these stunts could face prosecution.

Jizail Dhahir, Cayan’s head of marketing, stated that Odintcova trespassed into the tower without obtaining an official consent or approval from the company and evaded security measures binding such dangerous activities.

‘’Although our property has been periodically used for extreme sports events, in all cases there has been safety, security, and emergency services on site. We have a process of selecting trained professionals skilled at their craft, especially these high-risk life-threatening events, and carry out a stick review of the safety measures and backup safety measures before approving the event,” said Dhahir.

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“After evading security process and the guards, the model collaborated with her assistants to reach the top of the skyscraper to perform her feckless act, which by any means, the company cannot condone. However, we are reviewing all procedures and security measures in the tower,” she added.

The company is initiating legal action against whoever is involved in this ‘untenable’ act, Dhahir said.

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