Ukrainian model grabbed by same Cannes security guard that clashed with Kelly Rowland

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By James Kay

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Cannes Film Festival is attracting a lot of unwelcome attention this year, and one security guard is at the forefront of it all.

As previously reported, Kelly Rowland was spotted becoming frustrated with a female staffer at the prestigious festival on May 21.

The 42-year-old singer and actress was initially seen smiling and waving to fans on the red carpet.

However, tensions escalated when the security guard reportedly stepped on Rowland’s red dress.


Lip-reading expert Jeremy Freeman noted that Rowland appeared to tell the guard: "Don’t worry."

The situation deteriorated when the security guard responded, prompting Rowland to turn and point her finger at the guard.

According to Freeman, Rowland said: “Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t talk to me like that. You’re not my mother. I told you not to talk to me like that.”

Rowland could be seen pointing her finger at the guard. Credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty

Well, the same security guard has struck again as she has been spotted grabbing Ukrainian model Sawa Pontyjska.

Pontyjska was crowned Miss Europe 2023.

The reason for the scuffle remains unknown but the footage has gone viral across social media and fans are flabbergasted that the security guard is still causing issues.


Some people believe that it's her job to get celebs up the stairs and into the building and have to keep them moving, so when Pontyjska attempted to get back onto the stairs, she used force to stop her.

Either way, it wasn't a good look as the model fell to the ground and after leaping to her feet, other security guards blocked her way.

One shocked viewer said: "So this security was there to bully the ladies, same security that was blocking Kelly Rowland."

A second added: "First Kelly Rowland, the woman with Jesus on her dress, and now this. What the actual f is with those security guards like???? Hello????? They need to go."

A third person said: "That guard lady maybe did not attend the orientation."

Massiel Taveras, a Dominican actress, found herself in a confrontation with the same female security guard.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon as Taveras prepared to showcase a dramatic gown featuring a depiction of Jesus at the Cannes Film Festival.

Taveras was filmed pushing away the same security guard. Credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty

Footage captured Taveras defying the security guard's instructions by throwing the train of her dress down the stairs, which escalated into a physical altercation as Taveras shoved the guard while entering the event.

A brief exchange ensued between Taveras and the guard, culminating in Taveras angrily throwing the train to the floor. The security guard remained close to Taveras, escorting her up the stairs, but the reason for this close monitoring remains unclear.

Upon reaching the top, Taveras, a former Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Universe contestant, struggled to unfurl her dress.


When the guard attempted to assist, Taveras responded by throwing her arms up in frustration.

After finally managing to disentangle the dress, Taveras waved to her fans, but the guard continued to jostle her towards the entrance, prompting Taveras to shove her away.

We've seen more of this security guard than the actual movies at Cannes!

Featured image credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty

Ukrainian model grabbed by same Cannes security guard that clashed with Kelly Rowland

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By James Kay

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Cannes Film Festival is attracting a lot of unwelcome attention this year, and one security guard is at the forefront of it all.

As previously reported, Kelly Rowland was spotted becoming frustrated with a female staffer at the prestigious festival on May 21.

The 42-year-old singer and actress was initially seen smiling and waving to fans on the red carpet.

However, tensions escalated when the security guard reportedly stepped on Rowland’s red dress.


Lip-reading expert Jeremy Freeman noted that Rowland appeared to tell the guard: "Don’t worry."

The situation deteriorated when the security guard responded, prompting Rowland to turn and point her finger at the guard.

According to Freeman, Rowland said: “Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t talk to me like that. You’re not my mother. I told you not to talk to me like that.”

Rowland could be seen pointing her finger at the guard. Credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty

Well, the same security guard has struck again as she has been spotted grabbing Ukrainian model Sawa Pontyjska.

Pontyjska was crowned Miss Europe 2023.

The reason for the scuffle remains unknown but the footage has gone viral across social media and fans are flabbergasted that the security guard is still causing issues.


Some people believe that it's her job to get celebs up the stairs and into the building and have to keep them moving, so when Pontyjska attempted to get back onto the stairs, she used force to stop her.

Either way, it wasn't a good look as the model fell to the ground and after leaping to her feet, other security guards blocked her way.

One shocked viewer said: "So this security was there to bully the ladies, same security that was blocking Kelly Rowland."

A second added: "First Kelly Rowland, the woman with Jesus on her dress, and now this. What the actual f is with those security guards like???? Hello????? They need to go."

A third person said: "That guard lady maybe did not attend the orientation."

Massiel Taveras, a Dominican actress, found herself in a confrontation with the same female security guard.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon as Taveras prepared to showcase a dramatic gown featuring a depiction of Jesus at the Cannes Film Festival.

Taveras was filmed pushing away the same security guard. Credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty

Footage captured Taveras defying the security guard's instructions by throwing the train of her dress down the stairs, which escalated into a physical altercation as Taveras shoved the guard while entering the event.

A brief exchange ensued between Taveras and the guard, culminating in Taveras angrily throwing the train to the floor. The security guard remained close to Taveras, escorting her up the stairs, but the reason for this close monitoring remains unclear.

Upon reaching the top, Taveras, a former Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Universe contestant, struggled to unfurl her dress.


When the guard attempted to assist, Taveras responded by throwing her arms up in frustration.

After finally managing to disentangle the dress, Taveras waved to her fans, but the guard continued to jostle her towards the entrance, prompting Taveras to shove her away.

We've seen more of this security guard than the actual movies at Cannes!

Featured image credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty