A Chilean TV reporter was left red-faced earlier this week after her bikini top fell off during a live broadcast.
The popular presenter, Bernardita Middleton, was in the coastal town of Reñaca in the northern Valparaiso region, when the studio dared her to take a dip in the famously chilly pacific waters.
Bernardita, who presents Chilean TV show ‘Good Morning Everyone’ explained how she had put on a bikini just in case, but that it was cloudy and she never imagined they’d make her go in.
“In truth I wasn’t going to go in the water, the bandeau bikini was a recent present, but I didn’t attach the straps to keep it in place because I had them on my top.”
She added: “Then they asked me to jump in the water, so I went for it.”
In the video, the presenter strips down to her bikini on the windswept beach and heads to the sea.
As she stands up from taking a dive under a wave crashes into her and takes down her bikini top , which she quickly rearranges.
The incident has been the topic of the day in digital portals with many social media users delighting in her misfortune.
“In Renaca the waves are very mischievous and it always happens. You just have to turn around pull up your bikini top and get on with it” said Bernadita, laughing it off.
She went on to describe how a few surfers managed to get a good look but “the camera didn’t see anything and anyway what are they going to see if I don’t have anything there to show!”
Middleton is a local to the region and knows the beaches of Renaca like the back of her hand.
“It was a fun situation” she added, making light of the popular video which is receiving so many views on the TVN webpage.