Putin's goddaughter and Samsung brand ambassador could lose $1.6 million after she's caught using an iPhone
Ksenia Sobchak is the face of Samsung and her contract requires her to use a Samsung smartphone when she appears in public
Russian president Vladimir Putin's 'goddaughter' Ksenia Sobchak, who is also the brand ambassador for Samsung, may have lost $1.6 million after she was caught using an iPhone.
According to Mirror, Sobchak is a journalist, politician, and also a reality TV show host. She is the face of Samsung but was seen using an iPhone X which she was desperately trying to hide under a sheet of paper during a television interview. Sobchak is now reportedly being sued by Samsung for around 108 million rubles ($1.6 million) for the incident.
Sobchak's contract with the brand demands that she appear in public using her Samsung smartphone. However, she has been seen on TV and at social events using an iPhone and not a Samsung phone. Sobchak has been called the Russian Paris Hilton due to her reputation as a party girl. It is believed that she is Putin's 'goddaughter' but it has never been publicly confirmed.
Sobchak's father Anatoly Sobchak was the first elected mayor of St. Petersburg and is Putin's mentor. Recently, she has been opposed to Putin politically but the two families have remained close.
Sobchak is married to 45-year-old Russian actor Maxim Vitorgan. She also has a one-year-old son Platon with him and the couple is reportedly expecting their second child.