Donna D’Errico outraged about TSA full-body scan

Washington Post

Donna D’Errico — former Playboy Playmate and “Baywatch” babe — is accusing Transportation Security Administration agents of profiling.

D’Errico says she was singled out and subjected to an unnecessary body scan before boarding a recent flight to Pittsburgh with her son Rhyan, 17. A TSA agent allegedly approached her and said she needed to “come this way,” she tells AOL News.

“I said I was traveling with my son, motioning to him, and the agent said he was to come along with me as well,” D’Errico said. “I immediately asked why we were having to go through an extra search, and no one else was being made to do so, indicating the long line of other passengers in front of and behind where we had been in line. In a very sarcastic tone, and still holding me by the elbow, the agent responded, ‘Because you caught my eye, and they’ — pointing to the other passengers — ‘didn’t.'”

D’Errico added that she was surprised she, and not her boyfriend, was singled out since he’s bearded and “fits the sterotypical ‘look’ of a terrorist.”


“it is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive,” said D’Errico. “My boyfriend, as I mentioned before, looks much more like a terrorist than either I or my son do, and he went through security with no problems.”

D’Errico and her son were eventually cleared for takeoff. However, the former model/actress — whose career has been lackluster since her “Baywatch” days — might consider a new career in the TSA herself since she’s so adept at picking out terrorists.

D’Errico probably isn’t even aware of the kerfuffle surrounding her search, though, since she claims to not watch the news or read newspapers:

In fact, I myself don’t ever even watch the news. I don’t pick up a newspaper ever, either – unless I am on a long plane flight and feel like doing the NYT crossword puzzle. But I won’t read it. What’s the point of reading depressing, nightmare-inducing stuff that makes me feel sad, upset, angry, outraged, or helpless? No, thanks. I get through life just fine and dandy without the daily dose of disaster fed to the public through the mass media. I can keep up with important goings-on in our country and the world through independent news sources that are not controlled by the powers-that-be.

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