Thai police target teen Irish model

Donegal woman Jessie Vard promoting websites

Irish glamour model Jessie Vard being probed by Thailand police over promoting banned illegal sites

Jessie Vard, 19, is said to be among at least 15 models who were named in warrants in Thailand earlier this week.

The Donegal native is due to appear in court for promoting betting sites, as Thai authorities urge people to stay away from betting activity ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Reports state that women can earn upwards of €10,000 a month for promoting these websites.

Jessie Vard promotes betting websites
Jessie Vard from Donegal

The models who are commonly known as “net pretties” will be hearing of their punishments by next Wednesday.

A Royal Thai Police spokesman is quoted by the Daily Star saying: “Net idols or pretties who have online followers are not allowed to post anything gambling related or suggestive to gamble activities.

“Fifteen net idols are included in warrant calls for posting gambling suggestive posts on social medias including the [infamous] Miss Jessy Vard.

Model Jessie Vard promoting betting sites
Jessie Vard lives in Thailand

“They will be hearing of their punishments between June 14th and 20th.”

The model has over 2 million followers on Facebook and 175,000 on Instagram.

Deputy commissioner General of the Thai police Chalermkeate Sriworakhan added: “The metropolitan police bureau office has made many arrests already.

“During the World Cup there will be heavier patrols to check on pubs and bars near schools and community areas.

“Please enjoy the sports but don’t be involved in gambling.”


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