Brazilian model claims she was kicked out of the Vatican for ‘not dressing properly’

The model shared her alleged ordeal on Instagram. (Credits: Instagram/@jujuvieira_oficial)

Vatican City is quite strict on the dress codes that have been established for visitors and citizens.

A 34-year-old Brazilian model has been expelled from Vatican City, the Catholic city-state bordering Rome. Juju Vieira, who is an Instagram influencer, alleged that she was kicked out of town because she was “too sexy”, The Sun reported. The model mentioned that she felt disrespected after being shown the way out of the holy city. Vatican City, seat of the Roman Catholic Church and residence of the Pope, is a holy place loaded with historic and iconic art and architecture. About 50 lakh people visit the city every year. With such an influx of tourists, the city administration has devised a set of rules, which also include a dress code for men and women. It seems Juju was unaware of the dress code and wore a pair of knee-high boots and a short dress to St. Peter’s Basilica.

The influencer alleged that a man told her the place was for offering prayers and that she was “not dressed properly”. She was later expelled from Vatican City. “I felt disrespected. I was embarrassed because there were other people there who heard that,” Juju said, as reported by Sun.

The model shared her alleged ordeal with her Instagram followers, where she described the whole situation. “I didn’t even know there were rules. I looked stylish in my winter clothes. Comfort was my only concern,” Juju was heard saying.

Vatican City is quite strict on the dress codes that have been established for visitors and citizens. According to the dress code, sleeveless clothing and low-cut clothing are prohibited for women. Men, on the other hand, are not allowed to wear vests. For both men and women, shorts above the knees are not permitted. Shoulders must be covered at all times in town, as per official rules.

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