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Teacher fired in Omsk after posing in swimsuit as plus size model

By The Siberian Times reporter
10 June 2018

Viktoria Popova, 26, in trouble after her pictures on training course used to advertise clothes shop.

Viktoria Popova, former history teacher at school number 7, Omsk. Picture: Ekaterina Bredova

The shots in a modest bikini brought her school and profession into disrepute, she was told by her superiors. 

They acted after angry parents protested at images of her in the style of an American 1950s pin-up.

Omsk city hall said that she had caused 'irreversible damage to the reputation of the teacher. 

‘By spreading frivolous images on the internet in order to promote a commercial project she also hurt the image of the school.' 

She had broken a code of conduct at Omsk school number 7 which ‘supports morals and ethics’.

Teacher fired in Omsk after posing in swimsuit as plus size model


Teacher fired in Omsk after posing in swimsuit as plus size model
The head of Omsk modelling Agency Plus Size Ekaterina Bredova said she was unaware Viktoria was a teacher, and could not predict the reaction her pictures would produce with the school authorities. Pictures: Ekaterina Bredova


Viktoria hit back saying: ‘I do not understand why I am getting the blame. I wasn't posing in underwear or stockings. 

‘I said to them: "Don't you know about about American 1950s pin up style? 

‘I’m sorry but this was not promoting some men’s saloon.

'People do take pictures nowadays.

‘They pose on holidays and post pictures online. This was just an advert for a shop.’

Teacher fired in Omsk after posing in swimsuit as plus size model
Viktoria's dismissal caused outrage on social media, according to local reports. Picture: Ekaterina Bredova


Viktoria was speaking to news agency NGS Omsk which has now offered her a job. 

‘We promise her salary will be higher than she  was paid as a teacher,' said the agency. ‘Our company - unlike school number 7 - stands for bright and daring people, and respects their hobbies.’

In fact, Viktoria has not intended her pictures to be used by the model agency, which also did not realise she was a teacher. 

'When I signed the contract with the model agency, I didn't realise the fact that pictures can be used and uploaded online,’ she said. 

‘I went to them not to become a model, but to lift my self-esteem. And I didn't plan to share the pictures online. 

‘I just wanted them to be stored in my album.’

Teacher fired in Omsk after posing in swimsuit as plus size model
Viktoria Popova. Picture: Ekaterina Bredova


She had not intended her personal life to become public, she said. 

Viktoria's dismissal caused outrage on social media, according to local reports. 

The head of Omsk modelling Agency Plus Size Ekaterina Bredova said she was unaware Viktoria was a teacher, and could not predict the reaction her pictures would produce with the school authorities. 

Teacher fired in Omsk after posing in swimsuit as plus size model

Comments (7)

Beautiful woman wish the best for her. Hopefully she can find a way to express herself and share her beauty with the world that doesn't end with her being punished or prosecuted. If not I happily offer a green card marriage to get her away from the oppressive Soviet way of life and into the USA.
Cory, Portland Oregon uSA
15/06/2018 07:36
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@Mark Rogers, Vancouver B.C. . Mexico cheated from NAFTA? And where's the connection with the fat teacher? This kind of statements makes clear to everyone else how, in general, the US and Canadians live detached from reality. I mean, looks like your'e the kind of people that honestly followed Bush when asked "Why do they hate us?". Frankly it's pathetic.
Andres Suarez, Mexico
13/06/2018 23:11
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@Andres Suarez, Mexico - what would you know your from a low class country. Mexico is the bottom of the barrel. Cheated us all from NAFTA
Mark Rogers, Vancouver B.C.
13/06/2018 04:13
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This young lady has taught everyone that people should have pride in themselves, and not be concerned about what others think. It is a shame that the schools of Omsk....don't appreciate this type of lesson. She is welcome to teach my children any time!
Doc, U.S.
12/06/2018 17:22
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she looks good.. the pictures are modest and classy.. she is a shape so many women are,, STICK THIN IS UNHEALTHY.. she looks perfectly fine to me
dana yanick, uk
12/06/2018 01:46
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Likely Omsk is now missing a good teacher.
David B. Benson , Pullman wa USA
11/06/2018 18:26
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FAT is NOT sexy. It's a chronic health problem. This kind of antisocial promotions of "super-sized fashion" get encouraged by the capitalist corporations.

The teacher just showed how much confused she stands. I would not leave the education of children on her hands either.
Andres Suarez, Mexico
11/06/2018 05:18
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