Hal ‘Nuby’ Sears Miami billionaire developer, 64, plan to marry Moldovan model girlfriend, 25, Darina Pînzaru ruined my Bahama immigration officer.
It wasn’t meant to be. At least not that weekend.
A billionaire Miami based real estate developer has filed a complaint with a Bahamian embassy in London after an immigration worker denied his 25 year old Moldovian ‘model’ girlfriend and her 36 year old sister entry onto the island after coming to believe the two women were sex workers.
Developer Hal ‘Nuby’ Sears, 64, had intended to propose (do you suppose?) to Darina Pînzaru, 25, during a planned nine-day voyage on his 70-foot yacht starting on Valentine’s Day.
But the billionaire’s plans were put on hold when Darina and her sister, Ina were refused entry to the Bahamas, forcing Sears to put the proposal on ice — for now.
The decision by a female immigration official at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport scuttled the romantic trip with Darina, a model and content creator, who Sears met last summer in Romania. As one does. Of course. If one is a billionaire.
Define sex worker?
The sisters hailing from Moldovia were forced to turn around and leave the Bahamas, with the immigration official purportedly telling the sisters, ‘I know why you’re here’.
Relaying the ‘horror-story’ by way of the nypost, Sears told the tabloid, ‘It was so horrifying what they went through. It is beyond comprehension. They were pre-judged.’
But maybe who can really say if the immigration official in some weird way got it all right after-all? Maybe the two sisters are in a way kind of sex workers? At least to the un-trained eye?
The Pînzarus and 10 other guests were supposed to join Sears on his 70-foot, $5 million yacht, Amici, for a lavish trip, dropping anchor at stops throughout the Bahamas, as well as Turks and Caicos.
But it was not to be, with the billionaire developer irked by what he described as ‘nefarious prejudice,’ against the sisters.
According to Sears, the sisters are natives of Moldova who also hold Romanian citizenship, and at the time of their arrival had all the necessary travel requirements, including hotel reservations and confirmed future itineraries, for entry to the Bahamas.
Sears told of arriving at the airport to wait for Darina and her sister.
‘We were treated like criminals’
Ina said she was initially granted entry into the Bahamas, even getting her passport stamped, but then Darina encountered issues.
The pair were sent to the airport’s immigration office, where they were grilled about their plans, Ina said.
‘We were treated like criminals,’ Darina told the nypost.
Do you suppose?
‘They even threatened to put us in jail,’ Darina added.
In a bid to ‘rescue the sisters’, Sears called for help from the Four Seasons’ Ocean Club resort where he had been staying.
‘Do you have the financial means to stay in the Bahamas?’
The hotel’s head of security joined Sears at the airport, where they met the head immigration officer.
But she was immediately ‘dismissive,’ according to the billionaire developer.
”They’re not in, they are out,’’ Sears recalled the official declaring.
‘I have information, they’re not coming in.’
Immigration officials seized Darina and Ina’s cell phones and detained the pair for hours.
Their phones, laptops, and luggage were all searched, along with fingerprints taken.
‘Do you have the financial means to stay in the Bahamas?’ Ina recalled being asked.
Do you suppose kids?
Recalled Ina saying: ‘Yes, of course, we do, we have cash, cards, no problem.’
And if all else fails. A 64 year old billionaire on the side who wants to propose to my 25 year old sister. So yes, we are fully stocked with 6 cases of Brut Champagne in the chill box.
Despite attempts by the staffer to appeal to the head immigration officer, a final decision was made to deny the two women entry onto the paradise island. Cause as one knows. Sex workers and maybe trophy wives (add a dash of salt and a pinch of pepper) are not really or ever the same thing. Give or take a running tab or two (for my sister).
Do over 60 billionaires go with 20 something models?
According to the group, the immigration officials gave ‘zero’ explanation for barring the sisters entry
Ina said she can only assume one thing.
‘My feeling is that she thought we were from Eastern Europe and we came there as sex workers,’ the elder sister told the nypost.
Stop the press right there kids. Right now. Take out your credit card and charge whatever you like. This one is on the billionaire club.
But then again maybe people ought to loosen up and forgo their prejudices and biases. If I was a 25 year old supermodel, I’d be trying to date a 64 year old billionaire too. Sex worker or not. But love is what it is. Or isn’t too.
Since Sears filing a complaint with the Bahamas embassy in London on behalf of Darina and Ina, the Miami developer has yet to have received a response.
Darina and Ina continue to maintain that they do not work in the sex trade.
An apology that will never come
According to the elder sister, Ina works in the family’s business, Di Vero Atelier, which makes custom wedding gowns and evening dresses in Moldova’s capital, Chișinău. While Darina works as a model and perhaps a trophy girlfriend/wife in the making.
Of note, Moldova, a landlocked nation between Romania and Ukraine, became an independent republic in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
It remains among the poorest countries in Europe despite solid economic performance in the past two decades, according to the World Bank.
Stereotypes about young Eastern European women working as prostitutes have long been fueled by legitimate official concerns that some countries fail to crack down on sex trafficking.
Sears now intends to propose to Darina next month in Amsterdam, where he plans to put a 2.5-carat rock on her finger.
Added the billionaire who continues to remain irked by last month’s downer: ‘The only justice we want is an apology from the Bahamian government.’
‘But we’re never going to get it, so we at least want others to know they’re at risk of this kind of nefarious prejudice — there’s no other way to describe this.’
Indeed. Don’t you wish you were a billionaire or a super model hot to trot?