Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 August 2020

Australian comic Celeste Barber parodies Dubai influencer in new Instagram video

The Russian influencer can be seen inventively climbing out of a sports car in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence in the original clip

Left: Russian influencer Adelina Lazarova flipping out of a Lamborghini. Right: Australian comic Celeste Barber's spoof version. Instagram 
Left: Russian influencer Adelina Lazarova flipping out of a Lamborghini. Right: Australian comic Celeste Barber's spoof version. Instagram 

Celeste Barber is a true Instagram joy.

For the uninitiated, the Australian comedienne is known for taking photos and videos from models, influencers and celebrities, and giving them the "normal person" treatment.

One of the latest videos to be parodied by Barber was shot by Russian influencer and fitness instructor Adelina Lazarova, who lives in Dubai. And it happened to be filmed outside the Rixos Premium Dubai in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Watch the video here:

In the original, Lazarova emerges from an orange Lamborghini with an elegant backflip on to the JBR streets.

She captioned the video: "When your legs [are] too long to get out of the Lamborghini."

Naturally, Barber's take wasn't quite so elegant.

Instead, she clambered out of the car's front window, before grabbing her purse and scurrying out of shot.

Celeste Barber parodies a Dubai influencer climing out of a car. Instagram 
Celeste Barber parodies a Dubai influencer climbing out of a car in a recent video. Instagram

Barber posted her take six days ago, on Friday, June 12, and at the time of writing, it had amassed almost four million views.

Lazarova posted her video on Friday, May 29; her video has had more than 100,000 views and she has 97,000 followers.

Many of Lazarova's videos and photos have been taken in Dubai, whether in the desert, out on yachts with the Burj Al Arab in the background or on Palm Jumeirah. They almost exclusively feature her in ambitious yoga poses or doing the splits.

Her Instagram bio says she is a coach at TopStretching Dubai, in Dubai Marina. According to the studio's website, she runs their Split School and aerostretching classes, and is described as a "master of sports", rhythmic gymnastics in particular.

Who is Celeste Barber?

Even if you don't follow Barber, 38, on Instagram, it is likely that you heard her name earlier this year, when she helped to raise more than A$50 million (Dh126m) to help the New South Wales Rural Fire Service during the Australian bushfire crisis.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: Comedian Celeste Barber addresses the crowd during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)
Celeste Barber addresses the crowd during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020. Getty Images

She started a Facebook campaign to raise the money. The star has been posting pictures and updates of the devastation caused by the blaze to her 6.4 million followers, drawing donations from across the world.

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The National has reached out to Adelina Lazarova

Updated: June 18, 2020 04:34 PM

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