Natalya Nemchinova caught the attention of many football fans at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The model was named the prettiest Russian fan when she was spotted in attendance at matches at the previous World Cup in her home country three years ago.
After an image of Nemchinova at a match was shared, people began digging deeper into her background and were surprised to see what they discovered.
It emerged that she had a background as a porn star, after pictures and X-rated videos were discovered that featured the Russian.
Among the outlets exposing her evident porn career was RT – Vladimir Putin’s so-called propaganda channel.
But Nemchinova strongly denied claims that she was involved in the porn industry and was quick to set the record straight on her career.
“Some will be upset, but I have never worked in the porn industry,” she said in an interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK).
“Everything that they write about me is not true. I also saw this information, but you will not find the films anywhere.
“Five years ago I had a young man. We broke up.
The Russian has continued to be involved in the modelling industry
“He began to take revenge. He threw one video on the Internet, and since then it goes like a snowball. Then he posted all my pictures.
“I have never worked as a porn actress, I did not sell myself. At one time I worked as a model.
“But it was my hobby. Not a permanent job. I work in a fitness club, I get a salary. And this is what I enjoy.”
Nemchinova boasts over 250k followers on Instagram
Nemchinova explained how this situation began to have a negative impact on her life and admitted to crying as things started to get out of control.
“Since I’m not on the Internet, I do not read what’s happening there. And in the last week they began to [tell me]: Look what they write about you,” she said.
“To say that I was shocked is to say nothing. I even cried at first. I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who support me and know who I am and what I represent.
“I cannot delete them. We applied directly to the administration of some resources with such a request, we managed to close some of the groups where my photos were spread.”
Fast forward to the present day, and Nemchinova remains involved in the modelling industry as well as supporting the Russian national team.
In a recent Instagram post, she explained she had been unable to attend a match at the current European Championships but has not yet given up hope of seeing Russia in action at the tournament.
“I could not attend the first two games, maybe I can get to go to the third,” she wrote.
“There are no tickets and decent company. I really want to support our national team. The whole country is waiting, holding its breath. We all believe in you!”