The streaker who brought the 2019 Champions League final to a halt ended up in jail after disrupting Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham.
Kinsey Wolanski left fans at the Wanda Metropolitano stunned as she sprinted across the pitch wearing a skimpy black swimsuit promoting her then-boyfriend’s porn site. She was quickly escorted off the pitch by stewards before being handed over to the Spanish police.
Her actions brought her overnight fame, with her Instagram following growing to more than two million after her streak across the pitch. Wolanski has previously modelled for the likes of Sports Illustrated and Maxim, but her streak ended up with her spending the night in jail.
To make matters even more ironic, her father was a sheriff with the LA Police Department at the time. Wolanski was put in a cell for around five hours with around ten other suspected criminals before being released the following morning.
When she was left out of prison, she posted a video of a Madrid street with friends and officers captioned “Finally got out of jail”. Her cellmates were not particularly inviting, with none of them speaking English, but Wolanski did not regret her decision to streak.
“None of them spoke English and I was only wearing my swimsuit and a hospital gown one of the security men had made me wear when I was taken off the pitch, so I was a little bit uncomfortable, but it was all part of the experience,” she told The Sun.
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“I confided in the Liverpool fans around me what I was about to do and at first they all said, ‘Are you joking?’. But when they realised I was serious they thought it was a brilliant idea. One of them even took my phone and said he would record it for me.
“Which he did — and even met me after I got out of jail to return my phone to me. There was so much cheering in the Liverpool end nobody even noticed when I barged my way through the fans and jumped onto the pitch. It was so exciting I can’t even really remember what happened, it was all just a blur and such a rush.”
Having reportedly raised more than £3.5m with her stunt three years ago, Wolanski was left unrepentant. And she insisted that she might be spotted pulling similar streaks at sporting events in the future.
“By the time I’m 30 I plan on making enough money to retire, and streaking at the Champions League will only help me achieve that. I plan to do a lot more streaking to raise my profile,” she added to The Sun.
“After I was released from jail I had gone from 300,000 followers on Instagram to over two million. You can’t buy that kind of publicity. Suddenly I was famous all over the world and had job offers flooding in. I don’t think I did anyone any harm, it was just a bit of fun.
“The fans loved it, the players seemed to love it and even the police at the station were asking for my photograph by the time I got out. The response has been unbelievable, I couldn’t be happier. It was the biggest thrill of my life.”