Paola Ferrari in controversy after ‘Basic Instinct’ moment

Italian TV presenter Paola Ferrari went viral after many thought she’d accidentally flashed the whole of Italy.

The face of Italian Euro 2020 coverage has been compared to Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct” after an X-rated leg-crossing incident — but she denies that she wasn’t wearing underwear, unlike Stone in the blockbuster movie.

Rai presenter Ferrari was dressed in a long black gown with her legs crossed on the show.

At one point, she switched legs, and some viewers suggested the 60-year-old had gone commando.

But the experienced journalist has quashed the rumors, explaining she “prefers health and hygiene.”

“It has gone viral, they are using more VAR (for this incident) than on the field at the European Championships,” Ferrari said. “It happened but it’s nothing serious.”

Paola Ferrari is a TV host for Euro 2020 in Italy
Paola Ferrari is a TV host for Euro 2020 in Italy

Some onlookers also thought they saw an intimate butterfly tattoo revealed.

But Ferrari said: “I can assure you that I do not have a tattooed butterfly, I do not fly so high.”

And on the comparison between her and Stone in the famous interrogation scene in “Basic Instinct” where she flashed in a similar fashion?

Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct"
Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct”
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“It’s a bit of a stretch, as she is one of the sexiest women in the world,” Ferrari said. “In short, the viral video seems a bit exaggerated, I presented two evenings WITH pants.

“Sharon Stone was not wearing underwear in that scene. I, on the other hand, prefer to protect health and hygiene.”

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