Who? Croatian athlete.
Blanka Vlašić is one of the all-time great female high jumpers. Her high mark of 2.08 meters is second only to Stefka Kostadinova’s world record of 2.09 meters.
In early 2010, an alleged Blanka Vlašić sex tape began to circulate and made headlines in her native Croatia. An article later that year in The Guardian (UK) explained:
She pauses. “There was some bad stuff. I don’t know if … It didn’t go outside of Croatia I don’t think.” She means the story about the sex tape – supposedly old footage of Vlasic and a boyfriend doing a Paris Hilton – that appeared all over the internet and on the front pages of Croatian newspapers earlier this year. She sighs.
“It was two days before the World Indoors in Doha [that I found out]. Somebody found a movie with a girl that just looks slightly like me – I mean, really,” she rolls her eyes. “I was laughing afterwards because I couldn’t believe how many people didn’t see the difference. It was so obvious it wasn’t me.
“They wanted to believe it. People like scandals. They like to see me in this kind of light. They like to see me like a bad girl. It was really mean. Many newspapers said it’s wrong, it’s not me, but still they ran it because it was good publicity. We’ll never know who [released it], of course.”
Croatian gossip mag Index hyped the story, but eventually apologized and conceded that the Blanka Vlašić sex tape was a lookalike fake
The video runs 3 minutes and 40 seconds, probably shot with a cellphone camera. Most of it consists of genital closeups, but occasionally the camera pans up to see the woman’s face. There’s definitely some resemblance to Blanka Vlašić, both in her face and her tall lanky physique, but it’s not her.