A member of the press poll managed to sneak a dog past Secret Service security and take selfies with the pooch during a speech by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Pavlina Osta, 18, pulled off the daring stunt at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in New York City on Wednesday, where Clinton addressed a crowded audience.
According to TheBlaze, Osta waited until about 20 minutes into the speech before unveiling a pug puppy from her purse and carefully posing with the animal. Once she managed her ideal position, Osta began snapping selfies, ostensibly framing both Clinton and Sharpton in her pictures.
In an interview with TheBlaze’s Mike Opelka, Osta – a high school student who also hosts a syndicated radio show – revealed that the four-month old pug named Penelope is actually registered as an emotional support dog. “So, legally, she’s allowed to go in any building with me, and she gets free flights,” Osta said. “I travel a lot to visit family in Florida or doing red carpets around the country, so she gets to fly with me.”
Osta claims that Penelope lived up to her role during the event. “I was talking to some of the Hillary campaign people… and they were all stressed out and everything, and I was like, ‘oh, look at my puppy, she’s an emotional support dog!’” she said. “And they instantly were stress-free, they were totally fine – that is why she’s an emotional support dog. She makes everyone totally happy.”
A self-styled celebrity reporter, Osta holds the Guinness World Record for the most interviews conducted in one day. She achieved the record in November 2014, when she conducted 347 interviews, each one incorporating a set of at least five unique questions. She currently works as a junior editor for I Am Entertainment Magazine and as a contributor for Full Access Magazine and Equanimity Magazine.