Singer detained at airport as security doubted her age

Singer detained at airport as security doubted her age
Photo credit: Instagram / Natalia Dzenkiv

A Ukranian singer says she was stopped by Turkish airport security as they didn't believe her age.

Natalia Dzenkiv, 41, was pulled aside and questioned, with officials believing she must be much younger than she is.

Dzenkiv performs in a band called Lama, and was travelling back to her home country at the time.

She told media security thought she must be at least 20 years younger, and said she "couldn't stop laughing" when she realised.

"I am already used to compliments about the way I look, but I couldn't have imagined that it might be a reason for detaining me."

The singer was let through after fans started recognising her.

Newshub.