French TV star Doria Tillier said she would present the weather in the nude if her country qualified for the World Cup – and she is a woman of her word (sort of).
Tillier, a weather girl for the Canal+ TV network in France, had made the promise to call the weather 'à poil' (in the buff) after Les Blues lost the first leg of their World Cup play-off 2-0 in Ukraine.
No European national team had ever overhauled a two-goal play-off deficit before, so it seemed a safe-ish bet for former model Tillier, 27.
But a rip-roaring second leg in Paris saw France win 3-0, sealing their place at the finals in Brazil, and ensuring that her fans would get an extra perk to qualification.
Doria obviously didn't want to go starkers - when France made it 2-0 on the night, equalising on aggregate, she Tweeted: "F***. 2-0 to France. I'm starting to get stressed..."
Putain.. 2-0 pour la France. Je commence a stresser.
— doria tillier (@doriatillier) November 19, 2013
Taking her defeat with Gallic humour, Doria elected to perform the stunt in the village of Poil, hence doubly fulfilling her obligation to go 'à poil'. Phnaar phnaar.
It’s not all good news for her admirers though.
While Doris did indeed present the weather naked, she does so running through a field screaming out the details, while her antics are filmed at a safe enough distance to get past the censors.
So there's no way of telling if she paid tribute to her compatriots' final destination of Brazil.
- Sports & Recreation