When Natalia Dzenkiv, the 41-year-old vocalist of Ukrainian band, Lama, was detained at the airport, she was held on accusations that she was using a fake passport.
Why? Well, mainly because none of the airport staff believed that Dzenkiv was actually 41. Instead, they pegged her to be in her twenties, which led them to believe that she was using her passport under the guise of appearing older than she was.
When you look at Dzenkiv, it’s honestly not surprising that people didn’t believe her age.
The only thing that seemed to save her was the fact that fans allegedly recognized her in the airport. Once they started asking for autographs, the airport staff realized that she was who she said she was.
Not entirely shocking when you find out that she has over 10,000 followers on Instagram.
Dzenkiv was returning from a trip to Turkey when she got pulled aside and questioned. She spoke to Lad Bible and told them, “When I found out the reason for my arrest, I even started laughing as it was the age in my passport.”
“I am already used to compliments about the way I look, but I couldn’t have imagined that it might be a reason for detaining me,” she continued.
Created in 2005, Dzenkiv’s band, Lama, is well-known for their three to-date albums, Meni tak treba (2006), Svitlo i tiň (2008), and Nazavzhdy, which was released in 2013.
Their music mostly falls under the genre of pop rock or alternative dance. The band was awarded the Best Ukrainian Act at the MTV Europe Awards in 2007.
When Dzenkiv was interviewed for What`s On, she said, “The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and many more, are her musical influences. “When I start writing a track though, I don’t plan it to be any particular way, it all depends on which way inspiration takes me.”
The band is also in the process of recording songs in English.