Earlier this month, she broke down in tears after admitting she lost work due to the backlash she faced after her pre-lockdown trip to Dubai.
But Laura Anderson chose to focus on the happier memories of her trip to the UAE on Tuesday, when she shared throwback snaps of herself wearing a thong bikini.
The Love Island star, 31, looked sensational as she posed in the white two-piece suit, which she complemented with a gray headscarf and oversized sunglasses.
Stunning: Laura Anderson chose to focus on the happier memories of her trip to Dubai on Tuesday when she shared photos of herself wearing a thong bikini
With her shiny brown locks draped over her shoulders in a sleek style, the former flight attendant posed for a storm while relaxing by a glittering pool.
In the snaps, Scottish beauty Laura referred to the unusually warm weather in England, as she wrote: ‘Is it summer yet? Throwback to take me for granted with squinting. Enjoy your heatwave, England today. ‘
Earlier this month, Laura couldn’t hide her emotions in an interview where she confessed that the controversy surrounding her trip to Dubai was the “ hardest thing she’s ever faced. ”
Laura was one of many reality stars and influencers criticized by fans and Home Secretary Priti Patel for traveling to Dubai prior to the December COVID lockdown, declaring their flights as ‘business trips’.
Sensational: The Love Island star, 31, looked sensational when she posed in the white two-piece, which she complemented with a gray headscarf and oversized sunglasses
Speaking of Nicki Chapman’s Talking Success, as reported by The sun, Laura tearfully confessed that she struggled with the towing she faced as she flew to the United Arab Emirates, while the UK still had a travel corridor with the country.
She said, “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with. It was so hard to stand up for myself. I understand the whole pandemic, I am not a stupid little girl.
‘It’s really hard and it’s still going on. It was a very difficult decision to get over it. I’ve lost followers, I’ve lost jobs. It made me think about my future in this industry. ‘
Laura clarified that while she posted many of her Instagram snaps after England entered lockdown in January, she legally flew to Dubai while the UAE had a flight with the UK.
Live it out: With her shiny brown locks draped over her shoulders in a sleek style, the former flight attendant posed for a storm while relaxing by a glittering pool
The star insisted she return home before the government introduced a ban on international travel.
Regardless, she was one of many stars who claimed their trips were for business reasons and thus did not violate the coronavirus rules.
Laura was forced to turn off comments on her Instagram posts after being ruthlessly cheated on her break, which she insisted on staying with her sister as she couldn’t bear to spend another lockdown alone in Scotland .
The star said she plans to move to Dubai permanently to start a business but did not want to share her plans while abroad.
Emotional: Earlier this month, Laura broke down in tears after admitting job loss due to setbacks following her pre-lockdown trip to Dubai
Laura was one of many influencers who faced furious online reactions for flying abroad at the height of Covid’s travel restrictions, claiming it was a ‘business trip’.
Prior to the lockdown, government guidelines stated that travel abroad should only be allowed for “essential work reasons.”
Laura, who has since returned to the UK, shared her thoughts on the backlash during an Instagram Q&A after being asked if she felt guilty about being in Dubai.
She said, “I felt guilty all the time. I don’t think anyone realized how bad the tension was going to get or how quickly. So when I heard people upset I felt terrible. ‘
In a caption to the post, she added: ‘The backlash was terrible and still is. I don’t expect anyone to understand my situation.
Difficult: She confessed that the controversy surrounding her journey was the “ hardest thing she’s ever faced. ” Pictured on Love Island in 2018
“My apologies to everyone I’ve upset, I really mean that, because I never meant to.”
Laura had previously been forced to remove some of the comments about her sun-kissed bikini snaps after getting backlash for sharing her exploits.
Home Secretary Priti Patel was among those who criticized stars for documenting their travels on social media.
She was working on new plans introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to quarantine travelers to the UK from 22 ‘red list’ countries in hotels for ten days.
Patel said in the House of Commons, “There are travel bans for countries on the rest of the list and it will continue.
Clarifying: The star insisted that she travel to the United Arab Emirates when travel was allowed, and admitted that the trolling she faced made her question whether she should switch careers
Today’s announcement will also reduce the number of passengers traveling. I want to emphasize that because people just shouldn’t be traveling.
‘We see the examples, I will name a few, the border force has given me examples.
Even at St Pancras people come up with their skis, which is clearly not acceptable.
“We see plenty of influencers on social media showing which parts of the world they are in, especially in sunny parts of the world. Going on vacation is no exception and it is important that people stay at home.”
Since then, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that anyone returning to the UK from the UAE will be quarantined in a hotel for 10 days before traveling home.
I felt guilty! It comes after Laura said she ‘felt guilty all the time’ that she was away in Dubai after claiming she flew to the UAE on a ‘business trip’.