One of the naked Dubai photo models discovered as lawyer as family thoughts she was on holiday

Yana Graboshchuk, 27, was one of a large group of women who posed naked with their bums out on a balcony after sharing images of her luxury trip to the UAE with family and friends One of the models who took part in a naked Dubai photoshoot has been unmasked as a lawyer – and her family thought she was simply on holiday.

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Yana Graboshchuk, 27, was one of a large group of women who posed naked with their bums out on a balcony.

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A total of 11 Ukrainian women and a Russian man were arrested – although it is unclear if Ms Graboshchuk is one of these. The group avoided jail but were deported under the country’s strict public decency laws.

Yana’s brother Taras, 20, said the family were “shocked” when they discovered the shoot had been picked up by the police adding they simply thought she had been on an innocent holiday. He said: “She went on holiday, and then I don’t know what came next.

“Yes, she had planned a photo shoot there… But I had no more information about it.”

Before the arrest Yana was pictured enjoying colourful breakfasts, swimming pools dips, and sports cars on her trip to Dubai

Yana graduated in law but was reportedly unable to find a job and worked in a cafe as a waitress, before also working as a restaurant hostess, the MailOnline reports. It is understood she launched her career as a model around a year ago – and shared pictures of her luxury Dubai trip on social media.

Yana was pictured enjoying colourful breakfasts, swimming pools dips, and sports cars on her trip to Dubai. Images from the photoshoot in question show a group of women lined up naked on a balcony.

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Model Yana, from Kyiv, can always remembered by her big tatoo on the left hip: Instagram
Model Yana, fron Kyiv, can always be remembered by her big tatoo on her left hip Image: Instagram

Others show them huddled together in a crowd inside the apartment in the upmarket Marina neighbourhood. The women pose on the balcony of the high-rise apartment in the upmarket Marina neighbourhood.

Vitaly Grechin surrounded by girls on a boat trip
Vitaliy surrounded by girls on a boat trip Image: Vitaliy Grechin

Those arrested face fine of around £1,000 for violating public decency laws in the United Arab Emirates.

Public decency laws in the UAE, covering nudity and other ‘lewd behaviour’, carry penalties of up to six months in prison and a hefty 5,000 dirham (£983) fine.

The women pose on the balcony of the high-rise apartment in the upmarket Marina neighbourhood
The women pose on the balcony of the high-rise apartment in the in the upmarket Marina neighbourhood Image: Twitter

Sharing pornographic material is also punishable with prison time and a fine of up to 500,000 dirhams under the country’s laws, which are based on Islamic law, or Shariah.

A playboy who posed for a picture with ex-US president Barack Obama is believed to be the man behind the now notorious shoot. Kyiv-based Vitaly Grechin, 41, reportedly a US passport holder, is allegedly the organiser of the spectacle, according to strana.ua.

Vitaliy Grechin Poses with Barak Obama in 2011
Vitaliy Grechin poses with Barak Obama in 2011 Image: Vitaliy Grechin

Strana reported citing its own sources that Vitaly Grechin, “a resident of Kyiv, was detained for filming naked Ukrainian women in Dubai.

“He, according to our information, was the organiser of the trip itself and the scandalous photo session.” Grechin has not commented on the claims of his involvement in the scandal.

Pictures show Grechin with then President Obama, and records show at least one political donation of $33,100 (USD) by a man of his name to his campaign in 2011, when the photograph was taken.

Vitaliy Grechin plays piano, surrunde by unclothing girls in an apartment
Vitaliy Grechin plays piano, surrounded by unclothing girls in an apartment Image: Strada.ua

Model Yana, from Kyiv, can be recognised by her big tattoo on the left hip

Other pictures show him with former US first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Hollywood stars George Clooney and Sylvester Stallone.

”Publicly Grechin in every possible way demonstrates the attributes of ‘expensive life”‘,” reported Strana.

The report stated: “Grechin’s main distinguishing feature is his manner of surrounding himself with a large number of women of model appearance.

“Grechin does not hide this, and even, on the contrary, demonstrates in every possible way in social networks.” He allegedly has a luxury apartment in central Kyiv “and more than 10 girls constantly live with him. He has his own harem”. The businessman reportedly made money in real estate with a US business.

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