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Russian Playboy Model Detained by US as Spy Suspect, She Says

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Victoria Bonya arrives at the Chopard 'Wild' party at Cannes film festival in 2016. (JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 11:29 AM

Russian Playboy model Victoria Bonya claimed she was detained by U.S. agents at Los Angeles International Airport who believed she was a spy.

Bonya, 37, said on Instagram she was stopped and asked questions after agents at the airport found a business card for Spy-Land, a firm that specializes in hidden cameras, according to the New York Post.

"Instead of asking some real questions, the officer decided to talk about our president (Vladimir Putin)," said Bonya, who was born in Russian but has been living in Monte Carlo since 2012. "Finding out everything about my position, he started talking about the KGB."

The KGB was the Soviet Union-era intelligence service that was disbanded in 1991 after senior members attempted to overthrow the government in a coup, noted the International Business Times.

"I started laughing, as I really thought it was a joke, until they asked me the same thing for a third time. … It was a big shock! I thought that was it and that they will deport me ASAP," said Bonya, per the Post.

Bonya claimed that she was released after sharing her social media accounts with airport officials, said London's Daily Mail.

The model has 1.9 million followers on Twitter and another five million on Instagram.

Bonya was born in Krasnokamensk in eastern Russia's Zabaykalsky Krai region but moved to Moscow at 16 and worked as a waitress, said International Business Times. She gained notoriety when she starred in the Russian popular reality television series Dom-2, noted the Daily Mail.

The Post said she and several other Russian models were urged to leave the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel in the United Arab Emirates in January after they were accused of posing "semi-naked" for Instagram photos inside.

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