Boyfriend reveals real reason girl wore 'lewd' bikini she was fined for
Earlier this month, it was reported that a Taiwanese tourist was fined 2,500 PHP ($49) for wearing a very revealing bikini while on holiday in the Philippine island of Boracay.
The female tourist was seen walking along Puka Beach with her boyfriend wearing a string bikini that left very little to the imagination.
The swimsuit in question was white in colour and made up of tiny pieces of fabric.
Vietnamese model Ngoc Trinh was threatened with a fine after wearing this revealing dress on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet:
Staff at the hotel the couple was staying at reportedly warned her that her outfit was not appropriate, but she still wore the swimsuit again the next day at the beach, which is when locals called the police.
"They were told not to by the hotel management, but they said it was a form of art," said Natividad Bernardino, chief of the Boracay Inter-Agency Management and Rehabilitation Group (BIAMRG) in a news release.
Her fellow beachgoers were stunned by the sight of the scantily clad woman and several of them even posted photos of her on social media.
Jess Baylon, the Police Chief of Malay, which includes the Boracay, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
"Several residents and tourists took photos of her on Wednesday and Thursday because of what she was wearing. It was literally a string. In our conservative culture, it is unacceptable."
Well, now the woman's boyfriend has come out in defence of the 26-year-old, revealing that he is to blame for the regrettable choice of outfit.
In a recent interview with Taiwan’s Apple Daily, he explained that the pair had purchased the bikini following their arrival in Boracay and that the whole reason she was wearing it was because she'd a lost a bet. The terms of the bet have not been made public.
"We didn't even know people were taking photos, we were not the ones who took and spread those photos, yet we were the ones who were penalized," he told the publication. "If this swimsuit is considered flouting the law, then why was it sold in a local shop? "Please don't blame her."