Model claims she was BANNED from Tinder for being ‘too attractive’ after other users who didn’t believe she was real reported her account as fake
- Holly Valentine, 26, of Los Angeles, boasts 1.2million followers on her Instagram
- Despite her revealing snaps, she says she’s incredibly shy when meeting people
- She downloaded the Tinder app but was locked out of her account shortly after
- She believes it’s because other users thought she was ‘too attractive to be real’
An Instagram model has claimed she was kicked off Tinder after other users reported her account as fake because she is ‘just too attractive’ to be real.
Holly Valentine, 26, from Los Angeles, California, boasts a whopping 1.2million followers on Instagram, where she regularly posts photos in barely-there bikinis and lingerie.
Despite insisting she’s incredibly shy when it comes to meeting new people, Holly downloaded the dating app.
Yet after just a couple of hours, the model found several messages from her matches insisting she must be a fake account – and to her disbelief, she was subsequently locked out of the app.
An Instagram model (pictured) has claimed she was kicked off Tinder after other users reported her account as fake because she was ‘just too attractive’
Holly was unable to re-download the app and sign in, and sadly didn’t even manage to set up her very first Tinder date.
She says she contacting the dating app for a refund – since she had purchased a package which allows users to talk to people from anywhere in the world – but was refused without explanation.
The 26-year-old said: ‘I travel a lot so I wanted to date and meet new people when I was traveling and in town, so I bought the most expensive package that they offer that lets you set your location to anywhere.
‘It’s like $86 which for an app is expensive! I used clean pictures, did everything I was supposed to, swiped right on a couple people, I got some matches and then started binge watching Game of Thrones.
Holly Valentine (pictured), 26, from Los Angeles, California, boasts a whopping 1.2million followers on her Instagram, where she posts photos in barely-there bikinis and lingerie
But insisting she’s incredibly shy when it comes to meeting new people, Holly (pictured) downloaded the dating app
‘Then after a couple hours I went back on, saw a couple of previews of messages, and then got locked out of the app.’
She went on: ‘The previews that I did see were, “You’re probably not real”, “Why would a girl like you be on Tinder”, and “Why won’t you answer!?!?”
‘I didn’t even get to meet anyone or even really use the app! I did some research and learned you can get banned from Tinder, so I figured I must have gotten flagged on there, so I contacted Tinder and Apple asking for a refund.
‘Tinder gave me no response and Apple gave me a canned answer basically saying refunds are up to the discretion of the app and Tinder isn’t agreeing to it but they won’t tell us why.’
MailOnline has contacted Tinder for comment.
When asked why she was on the app, Holly said: ‘Models can be shy too!’
After just a couple of hours of being on Tinder, the model (pictured) found several messages from her matches insisting she was a fake account – and to her disbelief, she was later locked out of the app
Holly (pictured) was unable to re-download the app and sign in, and sadly didn’t even manage to set up her very first Tinder date
Holly, who previously worked in marketing and branding, started her Instagram page, @holly.treats, as an ‘experiment’ to see how well she could brand herself and her page.
Over the years she managed to gain over 1.2million followers and counting, and has even launched her own alcohol and lifestyle brand business.
Holly is often inundated with messages from her fans – and even gets strange requests from married men to ‘ruin’ their lives.
She said: ‘I have a lot of respect for people with fetishes so it takes a lot to weird me out, but the one I am always shocked by is when guys want me to “ruin them” and reach out to their wives or girlfriends or even jobs if they don’t obey me.
‘I’ve done it once and I could never do it again. Most of the time the requests are pretty normal though.’
Holly (pictured) tried contacting Tinder for a refund – since she had purchased a package which allows users to talk to people from anywhere in the world – but was refused without explanation
Holly (pictured), who previously worked in marketing and branding, started her Instagram page, @holly.treats, as an ‘experiment’ to see how well she could brand herself and her page
Holly keeps herself busy preparing and uploading content on her sites throughout the week, waking up as early as 6am every morning for photoshoots, YouTube collaborations and planning brand strategies with her team.
She said: ‘Half the week I’m shooting, waking up at 6am, doing hair and make-up, shooting stuff for Instagram and my subscription platforms and then I’m usually answering emails and then taking photos for my company’s Instagram.
‘Sometimes I’ll do YouTube as well or collaborate with other models and influencers. The rest of the week I am at my office working with the branding team.
‘Sometimes my Instagram actually comes into the mix there as well if we are trying to promote something or reach out to contacts I’ve made from doing Instagram as an influencer.’
Despite her provocative appearance, Holly insisted she has always been a genuine ‘girl next door’ and has a ‘nerdy side’.
She said: ‘I’m all natural, very fit, blonde, girl-next-door looking. I do have a nerdy side and I’m not afraid to show it, but depending on the wardrobe or make-up I can go from looking like an all natural college girl or a bombshell.
‘I’m extremely real and people know that from the first second. When people meet me in real life the first thing they say is, “You’re exactly the same in real life”.’
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