Former Miss Universe told to ‘cover-up’ by American Airlines before boarding a flight

Olivia Culpo, the former Miss Universe, was told to cover up by American Airlines before she boarded a flight to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with her family - and her sister was furious.

On Thursday, her sister Aurora took to her Instagram Stories to explain the situation, and the former Miss Universe can be seen sporting a black cardigan, sports bra, and biker shorts - all things her sister deemed “appropriate”.

“Olivia and I are going to Cabo and look at her outfit. She looks cute. She looks appropriate. 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. Tell me, is that not so f***** up?” Aurora said.

In the following clip, Olivia can be seen covered up with a grey hoodie while comparing herself to a fellow passenger who is dressed in a similar style.

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“She’s covered up… that’s weird,” the passenger said, even admitting that her outfit was lower cut than Olivia’s.

Indy100 reached out to American Airlines for comment.

Aurora posted a final humorous photo of Olivia’s boyfriend Christian McCaffrey, a running back for the Carolina Panthers.

“When you freeze because your lady dresses inappropriately AF. Exactly how Jack from the Titanic died,” the caption read.

View the Instagram Story for a limited time here.

\u201cWhen you freeze because your lady dresses inappropriately. Exactly how Jack from the Titanic died.\u201d“When you freeze because your lady dresses inappropriately AF. Exactly how Jack from the Titanic died.”Photo courtesy of @auroraculpo/Instagram

Olivia also took to her own Instagram to reshare her sister’s stories with the caption, “Leave it to Aurora to cause a scene. Hide Me.”

Several recent accounts have been from passengers whose outfits were considered inappropriate for flight.

In September 2021, a passenger claimed she was escorted off Alaska Airlines for wearing a crop top. She also noted that she was approached three separate times by staff about her choice of dress, although she put on a longer top when asked about it the first time.

Airlines can determine their own dress codes. In June 2021, United Airlines made revisions to its appearance standards for workers to “better permit freedom of gender expression so that employees can feel their best at work”. The employees can have tattoos and piercings.

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