A Russian beauty queen slammed for flaunting her VIP lifestyle is taking the biscuit for claiming that her hard life as a teenage baker means she has earned it.
Model Anna Linnikova – Miss Russia in this year’s Miss World contest – has faced a furious social media onslaught over her luxurious online life.
Critics say should not be boasting about her five-star life while Russian forces are waging a bloody war in Ukraine.
Anna’s posts on Instagram – where she has more than 90,000 followers – have been flooded with angry comments over pictures of her luxury shopping trips and fine dining.
One user titled ‘the revolution’ left a comment saying: “Russian murderers, you should not live in this world!!!!”
Another user titled ‘victoriiapavliuk’ wrote: “#russiaisaterroriststate Our blood is on your hands!”
Others have dubbed her ‘Miss Genocide’ and ‘Bloody Mistress’.
Anna, 23, says, however, she has earned her VIP life because she has always been a hard worker and started work aged just 14 in a bakery.
In fact, she worked for just a month packing loaves at the factory before quitting.
Anna admitted: “It was a summer job for a month. It was not serious, but at the same time, during that month I managed to realise that I like working.
“I want to generally always make as much money as possible. And yes, I have been working since the age of 14 until now.”
The baking job earned her nearly RUB 40,000 (GBP 400) and, says Anna, she instantly deposited the money into a bank account rather than spending it.
She added: “For me, at 14, it was good. To be honest, I have always saved money, and I have always had bank accounts.
“And already at the age of 16, I started making money in dollars, working in Asia.”
She claims she has always been financially switched on and suffered a nervous breakdown after the online attacks.
Many critics demanded she should be excluded from Miss World.
Anna claims she faced a similar experience at last year’s Miss Universe competition.
She said: “To be honest, I am very tired. Emotions from the competition, of course, are positive, it’s great that I got there at all.
“It is an amazing experience to interact with other people and get to know the culture of their countries.
“But now I feel total devastation: it’s not easy when there is so much hate from the media, big bloggers, opinion leaders who post my photos with the words: ‘Who are you, why did you even go.’
“A hundred times a day, they wish me the most unpleasant things on the Web, mostly Ukrainians do it.”