Former Minister of Finance and leading Czech beauty influencer Alena Schillerová, who performs on Instagram under the pseudonym shopaholicalena, is currently facing criticism for paying almost two million crowns from the state coffers for her photographer and cameraman for her Instagram.
“It simply came to our notice then. As Minister of Finance, I had to communicate with the public and represent my office. The amount for running my instagram account is perfectly adequate. I am not twenty years old to take a picture of myself in the morning and look representative. At my age, you need a professional to do that, “Schiller defends her unusually high expenses on running Instagram.
“People only see the money, but they no longer see the work and effort. Instagram will not do itself. That is science. When we, as a ministry, asked for professionals, several of us applied. When I published the requests, a lot of them dropped out. We had to go upstairs because no one wanted to do it for the original price. They say it wouldn’t pay off for them. Many said that what we wanted was not in their power, “Schiller complained.