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Fyre Festival 2017: What Bella Hadid and Other Models Promised Vs. What Attendees Actually Got

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The photographic evidence.

The Victoria’s Secret Angels and other models have often been criticized for promoting false expectations about, say, how a bra will fit, or what women can expect their bodies to look like post-puberty. 

But now, models including Elsa Hosk, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Lais Ribeiro, Hailey Baldwin and more are being accused of participating in one of the greatest feats of false advertising to date.

Last December, a group of Insta-famous models were flown to the Bahamas where they frolicked on jet skis, held mini photoshoots on the beach, relaxed in world class villas and traveled on private planes, all to promote the Fyre Festival, a new music festival launched by Ja Rule, which was touted as "the new Coachella."

Ticket prices ranged from $4,000 to $250,000 (for a group of 12)  for the fest, which was supposed to kick off last night, with headliners Blink 182, Major Lazer and Migos. Guests, who arrived at the privately owned island to kick off what was supposed to be a weekend of riches and music, were shocked to find that the festival was a disorganized mess lacking the most basic needs, let alone the luxury they were promised. After the island chaos, the festival was canceled.

Here, a comparison of the expectations inspired by the models' jaunt to the Bahamas, versus what actually went down.

Lais Ribeiro
Expectation: Jetskis on the beach!

 

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Reality: Disaster relief tents on the beach.

Rose Bertram
Expectation:
Hanging out with all your friends!

 

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Reality: Being locked in an airport with all your friends, plus some strangers. 

Elsa Hosk
Expectation:
Picturesque photo ops!

 

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Reality: A great view of a porta-potty, plus some trash-strewn beaches.

Bella Hadid
Expectation:
Relaxation!

 

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Reality: Chaos of passengers scrambling to leave the island.

Emily Ratajkowski: 
Expectation:
World class accommodations and toys!

 

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Reality: Shoddy lockers, "sandwiches" that are actually just slices of bread and cheese. 

Gizele Oliveira
Expectation:
An opportunity to wear your brand new swimsuit!

 

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Reality: Worried about whether or not that brand new swimsuit will be forever lost inside a massive shipping container.

Hailey Baldwin
Expectation:
Private jets!

 

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Reality: Overcrowded planes sitting on the tarmac for hours at a time. 

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