The girlfriend of Aussie tennis star Bernard Tomic has delivered a stunning broadside at the media and social media trolls after copping widespread criticism for complaining about Australian Open quarantine conditions in her hotel.
Sierra raised eyebrows after taking to social media on Monday to complain about the conditions she and her boyfriend were experiencing during lockdown in Melbourne.
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The former reality TV star complained that the food served at their quarantine hotel room in Melbourne was cold and grumbled about having to wash her own hair.
“This is the worst part of quarantine,” Sierra said on her YouTube channel.
“I don't wash my own hair. I've never washed my own hair. It's just not something that I do. I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me.
“This is the situation that we're dealing with. I can't wait to get out of quarantine just so I can get my hair done.”
The OnlyFans star was roundly ridiculed in the media and on social media, even revealing that she'd received death threats in the wake of the comments.
“You guys are the true definitions of class clowns on a witch hunt and if I want to laugh about how bad my hair is in quarantine I unapologetically will. Have a cry,” she posted on Instagram on Monday night.
“I’m getting so many death threats over my hair joke.
“If people actually watched my vlog instead of going off a news story they would see I was lighthearted about the entire thing and did not make any complaints.
Sierra insists her comments were part of a lengthy vlog for her Youtube channel and blamed the media for taking them out of context to make her look like a whinger.
“It’s easy to take something out of context when you take 2 sentences out of a 10 minute vlog, and throw it in a negative news story on mainstream media amidst tennis player complaints about their mandatory quarantine,” she wrote on Instagram on Tuesday night.
Bernard Tomic's girlfriend is not pleased with the treatment she got from that 7 News story last night. pic.twitter.com/ACvJ0YYhGB
— Rohan Smith (@Ro_Smith) January 18, 2021
“My vlog is irrelevant to the above complaints. Social media is my full time work and daily vlogs on YouTube are a part of this, I’m real, honest and raw and show things as they are.
“Watching the snippets, as an outsider on channel 7’s twisted story with no idea of who I am, what I do, or having watched any of my previous vlogs of course it’s going to look bad. How could it not? You can shape anything to look bad with a bit of cutting and merging into a negative news story
“Had these same people watched my vlog without 7’s influence, I’m sure they would’ve seen my video as tongue in cheek and light hearted, and found it somewhat interesting to have this preview of our lives.
“People who know me know I’m not one to complain. And yes. I will make jokes to brighten a mentally challenging situation”.
OnlyFans star is Tomic’s coach
It's now emerged that Sierra, as well as being Tomic's girlfriend, is actually the tennis star's coach as well.
Tomic has credited his celebrity girlfriend as being the unlikely inspiration behind his stirring tennis revival and says the pandemic has served him up a fresh perspective on his career.
Since the pair went public about their relationship in November, Tomic has gone on a tear, qualifying for the Open with three steely three-set victories in Doha after making his comeback with a succession of wins in UTR events in Australia.
"My girlfriend's coaching me actually," Tomic told AAP.
"She's just helping me with a few things. We've managed to win eight matches.
"Quite good, it's a new tactic for 2021."
Asked if he was serious, the one-time world No.17 and teenage Wimbledon quarter-finalist said: "Dead set, mate. Of course, 100 per cent.
"I mean, I've won eight out of nine matches. I think I won five out of the six UTR (matches before qualifying). They were all three-setters."
Tomic refused to divulge exactly how Sierra was helping his game, other than saying she had instilled him with added motivation.
"Mate, it's a secret. It's a secret," Tomic said.
"I'm not going to give out my tips, you know what I mean?
"Happy wife, happy life. That's it, my man."
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