According to a female influencer, US customs detained her and a friend at an airport because of how they looked. Australian influencer Mikaela Testa, who has more than 2.2 million followers on TikTok, shared a video on the app to describe what precisely occurred at LAX Airport. She claimed that she and her friend were detained by authorities for approximately five hours because they were thought to be strippers or escorts.
Knowing that US Customs is very strict, I made sure to look really, really bad and ratchet. Mikaela continued, “The customs official asked if it was her first trip to Los Angeles and whether she had a return ticket or not and then sent Trinity’straight to the detained area’.”
Mikaela said in the video, “I know for a fact that he believed she was a prostitute or an escort looking to work in the US because they love detaining Australian girls and accusing them of that until they tell the truth.
She continued by saying that a lot of her other friends who traveled to the US by plane from Australia were held in airports for days because security personnel mistook them for escorts. Fortunately, the pair wasn’t kept in custody for very long, and they eventually got to enter the US.
After five hours of questioning, the two were the last to be released from the detention area, according to Mikaela. Her video has received over a million views as well as hundreds of comments.