A stunning young influencer who was the daughter of a famous Russian goalkeeper has admitted to being addicted to alcohol from the age of 13.
Ksenia Malafeeva, now aged 19, is the daughter of famous Russian football club Zenit former goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev.
She made the confession about her alcohol addiction to her over 24,000 Instagram followers, saying that she started drinking alcohol at 13 and was almost immediately an addict.
The teenager said that a year ago, she broke ties with her dad, Vyacheslav, and stepmother and moved to Dubai to start a new life.
She has since become active on social media, posting shocking and sometimes even explicit photos and videos, and often changes her appearance.
In the latest video shared on Instagram, she explained why she became addicted and wanted to show subscribers that alcohol and drugs are not cool.
She told her fans that booze quickly became her only passion, and she was interested in nothing else. She said she felt an emptiness that only alcohol could fill: “Alcohol did not have a good effect on me though, it made me depressed.
“I tried to drink more to get out of it. I remember bad things, I behaved in a hysterical way to get attention, it was a cry for help.”
But she added: “My interests in life have changed a lot since then. I often found myself in shameful situations because of alcohol, I was even filmed on my phone and bullied for years.”
She said when she tried to be sober, she found life boring, and when even alcohol no longer seemed to work, she moved to harder drugs.
Local media reported that three years ago, Ksenia was given a wake-up call when she was suspected of selling drugs. It was then that she realised that she should think seriously about her life.
Ksenia was the daughter of her father’s first marriage, but her mother died in 2011 in a car accident when Ksenia was only seven years old.
Then Vyacheslav Malafeev married another woman but because of Ksenia’s constant antics, her father and stepmother stopped communicating with her, and later the pair divorced.
The teenager is not always in Dubai but says that while she is there, she earns good money.
She said she has always loved her dad, but because his sporting career meant he was often away from home, she never felt that real connection.
The confession attracted mixed reactions from her followers.
User ‘blackandwhite__77777_5’ said: “All this because of the lack of unconditional parental love, it is difficult for girls to grow up without their mother and her love! Everything will be fine for you!”
While ‘miss___tenna’ added: “I knew that you would outgrow this age and become a smart and wise young girl!”
While ‘vale.ron85’ asked: “Ksyusha, where was your father at that moment?”
And ‘igor_simakoff’ said: “I have confused feelings after this confession from the daughter of my favourite goalkeeper of Zenit Vyacheslav Malafeev, however, I risk asking: Why didn’t you play sports as a teenager at school? Regular classes and workouts at school age are the best way to fight depression and self-doubt. But in any case, watching your videos is interesting! Ksyusha, keep it up! Waiting for the continuation.”