An Instagram influencer who went viral after being caught uploading a photo of herself in the business class section of a plane before returning to her economy seat has hit back.
Oceane El Himer, 27, was in the limelight this week after she uploaded a photo to her Instagram profile for her 846,000 followers before a fellow passenger claimed they then spotted her taking her seat in economy.
Dressed in a green and purple tracksuit, Oceane, from Bordeaux, France, had struck a model pose with the business class section of the plane visible in the background.
And now she’s hit back at the backlash, uploading an image of her in a business class seat on a different flight with the caption: “This time I promise I paid.”
Taking to Snapchat, the social media celebrity said: “I took several flights to arrive in the south, including one in eco class. Took a picture and I accepted. I fully assume the fact of travelling in eco class, I’m not the type of girl who likes to show her money.
“Yes I travelled in eco and in business. And so? Where is the problem, I do not understand?
“Much more serious things are happening in life.”
The image, which has also been uploaded to Instagram, has received over 180,000 likes in just 17 hours, and has received heaps of praise in the form of comments such as ‘I love you’.
One user, @gr_dxb, said: “I’m dead.”
While another commented: “I imagine Oceane at the Dubai Emirates site crying with laughter taking first class.”
And @alendrine1105 wrote: “You criticize and you comment, you definitely don’t have a life like that.”
The original image uploaded by Oceane, which sparked all the trouble received over 100,000 likes and was captioned “next Stop – Monaco Je fly toute la night”, which translates to ‘I fly all night’.
But she was ousted by one of her own fans, who shared the candid snap of her on Twitter, with the caption ‘Oceane El Himmer in economy lol’.
Oceane first became famous after starring in a reality TV show called ‘Les Princes et les Princesses de l’Amour’, or the Prince and Princess of Love, with her twin sister Marine.
In the show they both competed for the affection of the same man, and since then she has appeared in other shows about the lifestyles of the incredibly affluent.
She likes to flaunt this lifestyle wherever possible, and on her Instagram profile there are a vast series of images showing her living a decadent existence.