Russian Instagram queen who risked her life dangling from 1,000ft-high Dubai skyscraper for the perfect shot is dragged before police to vow never to do it again
A Russian Instagram model, who risked her life dangling from a 1,000ft-high Dubair skyscraper for a photoshoot, has been forced to sign a statement vowing to never do it again.
Viki Odintcova, 23, was held up only by the hand of a male assistant as she leaned out into thin air from the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai in a bid to get the perfect Instagram shot.
The Russian model first tilted backwards over the huge drop, before dangling high above the ground from the arm of her bearded helper.
Her video and photos went viral and was brought to the attention of the local police, who dragged her into custody.
Shocking moment a model poses on the ledge of very tall skyscraper Major General Halil Ibragim Al-Mansuri, of the Dubai Police, told The Sun: 'The actions of the Russian woman put her life at risk.'
Despite the telling off, Ms Odintcova said the police should have thanked her for highlighting safety issues at the Cayan Tower.
The Instagram queen, who has more than three million followers on social media, admitted that she was a bit nervous before the stunt.
Viki Odintcova posed for the death-defying photoshoot on top of one of the world's tallest skyscrapers
Ms Odintsova, 23, was only held up by the hand of a male assistant as she leaned out into thin air from the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai
The Russian model first lent backwards over the huge drop in an attempt to get the perfect Instagram shot
The model is a big proponent of a healthy lifestyle and has said she takes her fitness very seriously
Many of her fans were stunned she performed the stunt without any safety equipment. If she did use any secret safety equipment, it's certainly well hidden from the naked eye.
Some pointed out that she would not have had a chance of surviving if anything had gone wrong.
One commented: 'How can you disregard your life like that? If I was your parent I would smack both you and the guy with the beard!'
Ms Odintcova appears happy during the video, smiling and laughing as she dangles above the ground
The Instagram queen has more than three million followers on social media and admitted that she was a bit nervous before the stunt
Some users accused her of copying another beautiful young Russian, Angelina Nikolau, 23, who has made headlines around the world with her dangerous selfies taken on top of skyscrapers.
The Cayan Tower was the world's tallest building with a 90-degree twist when it opened in 2013.
This record has since been beaten by the Shanghai Tower.
Many of her fans were stunned the beauty (pictured in one of her many Instagram modelling shots) performed the stunt without any safety equipment
Some pointed out that Ms Odintcova would not have had a chance of surviving if anything had gone wrong