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- 'Bikini Girl' Corinne Theile has worn her swimsuit on seven flights over the past 12 months
- She said she will do so event when she's 80, to avoid TSA body scanners
- Corinne believes the X-rays release radiation and are an invasion of privacy
- TSA officials said the heightened security measures were introduced in reaction to the ‘underwear bomber’ who smuggled plastic explosives onto a flight leaving Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport en route to the U.S. in 2009.
- A TSA spokesperson said at the time that the agency, which works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, must balance people’s demands for privacy with the need to protect passengers from terror threats.
- While New York Mayor Michael Boomberg urged travellers to get over their outrage about the body scanners and patdowns saying it is necessary in the ‘dangerous world we life in.’
- He said: ‘We have to stop all this shilly-shallying and understand if you want to be safe on air planes we have to make sure that we keep you safe.’
- It’s been a year since Californian holidaymaker Corinne Theile first stripped down to her bikini at Los Angeles International Airport in protest of ‘invasive’ security screening.