WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Nadezhda Zhukova, a Russian nurse, experienced sudden fame two months ago when pictures of her wearing only her underwear beneath a see-through medical gown were spread online.
- She explained that it felt “too hot” to wear clothing underneath the head-to-toe vinyl suit.
- She has since landed two new side gigs: a model for a Russian sportswear brand and weather presenter for her local TV station.
Russian nurse Nadezhda Zhukova became online-famous back in May when she wore a see-through medical gown and nothing but her underwear during her shift at the coronavirus ward in Tula Regional Clinical Hospital.
She claimed that it had been “too hot” to wear clothing under the head-to-toe vinyl suit. While her male patients did not seem to take issue, her bosses had to discipline her for “non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing.”
Her case was supported by Tula Gov. Alexey Dyumin, however, and her punishment was rescinded.
To her surprise, the lingerie images of her had already gone viral worldwide.
Zhukova admitted she was “shocked” when she found out how widely her photos had spread: “I thought it would only be a talking point in my city, and that would be all. As it turned out — no.”
Her fame has since landed her new side gigs, albeit unrelated to her profession.
The 23-year-old nurse scored a modeling contract from Russian sportswear brand Zasport, which is worn by her country’s Olympic athletes.
She was also offered a job as weather presenter on her local TV station.
Zhukova shared, “It is a big thing for me. Thank you for letting me try. My parents will watch, in the evening, after work.”
But despite the numerous possibilities of different careers ahead of her, Zhukova still plans on continuing her work as a nurse, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
She also plans on continuing her studies to become a doctor, even amid the pandemic. “I am not afraid to get infected,” she declared.
Her words of encouragement? “Despite all the losses, stress, constant lack of sleep, we will win — I’m sure.”
Source: New York Post