An Instagram model claims she was "kicked off" by Tinder because so many people are trying to use her photos to "fish" for potential dates.
Luna Benna, 21, who now lives in Florida but grew up in Chicago, says the app was biased against her for being "too pretty," and has closed her official accounts many times for believing she is must be fake.
Benna, who makes a living on her OnlyFans account, says she first signed up for the dating app in 2017 in hopes of finding love – but both sex workers and catfish fishermen pinched their photos, with one fake Facebook profile has amassed thousands of fans.
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Luna Benna, 21, who lives in Florida but grew up in Chicago, says she had a nightmare on Tinder because people are constantly trying to steal their photos to fish others
Luna's pictures are used by others to attract potential data – and she claims that the app then closes her real account because she believes it is a fake
The model has an OnlyFans account and admits that she put her current pressure on the app before her account was closed
Benna says she had hundreds of games every month the first time she tried the dating app and received a lot of praise from her online applicants – including Gifts like vacation and money and even a proposal – but three years later she says she's a victim of her own attractiveness.
She explains: “I came here for the first time like three years ago. I was young, stupid, and … looking for love. I've received so many strange and silly messages while on Tinder.
“People who offer me vacations, make suggestions, and even offer me money when I want to meet them. I never really went through that, by the way. & # 39;
In the early days, Luna says, she reveled in the attention and opportunity to connect with other sexy singles, and went on a few dates too – but they all ended in disaster.
Luna reveals, “I definitely worked with people I liked. I did lots and lots of SMS and FaceTiming, made phone calls – the whole thing. Although I've actually only met a few people from Tinder.
& # 39; One was a super uncomfortable experience – the guy said my presence was so strong it made him feel uncomfortable. He said it "temporarily paralyzed" him and that he has never met a woman like me. We didn't have much in common and the mood got weird afterwards. & # 39;
Luna's relationship with Tinder soon went bad, however, and before she knew it, she was completely kicked out of the app.
The Instagram model, which has an OnlyFans account and 1.2 million followers on Instagram, says the app is biased against them for being too attractive, and they shouldn't have to prove over and over that their profile is real
The 21-year-old says she is easy to fish because she "has had a lot of different looks over the years and has always been on the internet".
On Facebook, a fake account set up with Luna's name has thousands of followers, she says
The model was banned because her pictures were so popular that they attracted the creation of fake catfish accounts.
She says, “From time to time people would threaten me on Tinder because I looked too good. People stole my photos and made money from my pictures. Basically, catfishing.
"It's really disappointing when people create fake profiles after my pictures are stolen – it's sad for the person behind the picture and sad for the person who is being fished."
There's even a fake Facebook of mine that someone made. It currently has thousands of followers!
The offense was that Tinder couldn't tell the difference between the real Luna and the counterfeiters.
She adds, “Yes, because there are so many fake profiles out there, if I open a legitimate account and Tinder lets me shut me down, I'll be reported!
“I've had a lot of different looks over the years and I've always been on the internet so you have a lot of ways to work with them.
“There's even a fake Facebook somewhere of mine that someone made. It currently has thousands of followers! I just have to keep reminding myself that there is nothing I can do about it and that it is out of my control. & # 39;
In one particularly scary development, Benna recently learned that many of the fake Tinder profiles are using their pictures to get people into sex work.
Silver lining: Luna says her current boyfriend is a guy she met on Tinder before her account was closed
Aggression: She says she has been threatened with Tinder by people who are angry that she is "too good looking".
According to Luna, many sex workers have also used their profile photos online to promote their services
She explains: “Some of those profiles that use my pictures – it looks like me but with fake names like Jessica, Amber or Natalie – refer to themselves as escorts or prostitutes.
“I tried to confront them at first, but it never ended well. The result would usually be a block. And it would motivate the catfish fishermen to look even more "real" and "more authentic" now that they knew I knew.
"Unfortunately this is a waste of time and cat fishing is inevitable."
Tinder is taking down her legitimate account, she claims, which means she has no chance of dating like a regular Tinder user
The pretty brunette says it is disheartening that her picture is stolen by others in order to try to trick people
She says she is now part of a "power couple" with her new boyfriend, using their mutual love of photography to build an online fan base
One silver lining for Benna is that – despite all the adversities – she finally found a high-quality Tinder match. She says, “I met my new husband, my current significant other, just before the ban on Tinder. He picked me up and we went back to him for dinner.
“I knew friends of his before I met him, so I was expecting to have things in common and be in safe company.
“We had such a fun time and didn't want it to end! So we saw each other more and more and realized that we had similar goals and motives.
& # 39; We both got interested in photography and modeling and saw an opportunity in the industry we're both in today, and we're working together on my content for Instagram and OnlyFans. We're pretty much a power couple. & # 39;