Anna Fermanova, yet another Soviet-born beauty, has made headlines for being caught and charged with attempting to export defense articles on the United States Munitions list. What is more interesting than her being compared to Russian spy, Anna Chapman, is the fact that she is so gorgeous that she has never made a flight on time. This is due to the fact that she is made to step through the full-body scanner at least a dozen times before she is finally allowed to catch her flight.
"It is ridiculous," says Fermanova, whose nickname among the security agents is Firmabody. "Like every good traveler, I always show up two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights so that I can get past security and make my flight, but invariable, I'm told to go through the scanner over and over and over again. And, of course, that is after I am asked to remove my bra, underwire or not. It is such an inconvenience."
Ms. Fermanova won't have to worry about missing any more flights, however. If she is convicted of the charges, she will spend a few years in federal prison. Ironically, when she showed up for her arraignment in federal court, upon entering the district courthouse, she was made to go through a body scanner over and over and over again, after, of course, she removed her bra.