Who is Mikaela Testa? Model told to 'cover up' her bikini body on vacation to Muslim island
While vacationing on the beaches of a predominantly Muslim island, a scantily clad Australian influencer, Mikaela Testa, 22, was reportedly asked to "cover up." The influencer is known for her hourglass figure which she flaunts in micro bikinis and thongs to her 1.6 million TikTok and 136,000 Instagram followers.
While her followers love her cheeky outfits, the locals on Cocos Island asked the blogger to cover her entire body. She is seen in her daily vlog sporting a brown scarf covering her head and shoulders and a skin-tight maxi dress as she explains the situation to her viewers. “So I landed in Cocos yesterday and the lady who owns the Airbnb that we’re staying in received some calls from some locals saying I should be wearing something more culturally appropriate because this island is predominantly Muslim,” the TikTok vlogger shared. “So today I am covering up to show some respect, and I respect their wishes 100 percent.”
Testa is currently on vacation with her TikTok co-star and boyfriend Atis Paul on Cocos Island, an Australian territory halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka. According to the 2016 census, the small island's population is 75 percent Muslim. In Muslim culture, it is common for women to be required to cover their entire body in public except for their hands, face, and feet.
However, most of Testa's followers appeared to appreciate her attempt to cover up and appease the locals. Some accused her of not doing enough highlighting her hips and cleavage in the skin-tight maxi dress.
“‘Im covering up to show respect’ also Mikaela: wears skin tight. girl just stop, low-key not being respectful,” a commenter named Nataliaa wrote on her Instagram video. “What are you talking about you didn’t cover nothing,” user Osama937 commented. “She wasn’t talking about your hair.”
Testa also posted a series of pictures on her Instagram and captioned: “it looks like I have boogies in the second pic but it’s just water I swear ! ( ≚ᄌ≚ ) ☺”
The blogger's fans adored her look as one said, “Island time looks good on you.” Another follower commented, “This place is magical and you guys look so happy and content.” A user replied to her picture, “Your so beautiful bby.”