Olivia Culpo told to put on additional clothing before American Airlines flight
Model and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo this week was asked to put on additional clothing before boarding a flight while she was traveling to Mexico.
Culpo’s sister, Aurora Culpo, shared an Instagram story on Thursday showing her sister’s outfit as they waited in an airport, telling followers, "Olivia and I are going to Cabo, and look at her outfit."
"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," Aurora Culpo continued. "Tell me that is not so (expletive) up. American Airlines, I love you so much, please get me to Cabo."
The model shared her sister’s video on Instagram, writing, “Oh no I’m confused lol. Is this inappropriate/offensive?” She later put on a gray sweatshirt that belongs to her boyfriend, Carolina Panthers player Christian McCaffrey, and boarded the plane.
American Airlines declined to comment to USA TODAY.
USA TODAY has reached out to Culpo’s representatives for comment.
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Aurora Culpo on Instagram joked about the incident, sharing an image of McCaffrey on a plane with his arms tucked into his shirt.
"When you freeze bc ur lady dress inappropriate (expletive). Exactly how Jack from the titanic died,” she wrote, referencing the 1997 film.
According to American Airlines's "conditions of carriage," passengers must "Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed."
This is not the first time airlines have garnered attention for asking passengers to change or put on additional clothing before flights. American Airlines in 2019 apologized to a passenger and offered her a refund after she criticized the airline for making her cover up an outfit.