Kalina Collier is looking for work after she was let go by her former employer, JetBlue, for allegedly faking her kidnapping in Jamaica.
Collier reportedly made up the elaborate hoax to avoid being quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19.
Collier posted several videos on social media, claiming that her positive Covid-19 tests were fraudulent because the Jamaican government wanted to hold her at a hotel for sex trafficking or organ trafficking purposes.
Foreigners who test positive after arriving on the Caribbean island are quarantined in a hotel at the government’s expense until they test negative.
Collier arrived in Jamaica on January 28 and was scheduled to depart on February 1. She previously tested positive using a rapid antigen test.
Not satisfied with the result, she took another test 30 minutes later, which turned out negative.
The Jamaican Health Ministry’s protocol for false positive tests is to take a PCR test, which is determined to be more accurate.
On Feb. 2, Collier’s test came back positive, which led to the quarantine order.
But Collier took to Instagram, claiming she was being held against her will in an unknown location for sex trafficking purposes.
Among those she reached out to include YouTube star and social media influencer Amanda Seales, who took up Collier’s cause.
Soon the hashtag #FindKalinaCollier was trending on social media, as family and friends claimed they couldn’t locate her in Jamaica.
Collier recorded videos on her cell phone, saying she didn’t know where she was, or the day or date. She also alleged there were cameras in her room watching her.
But social media users quickly identified the “cameras” as motion sensors and smoke detectors.
After the news media picked up the kidnap story, the hotel provided video to show that Collier was being picked up from the hotel every day in a Mazda car driven by her mother.
Collier’s story soon unraveled and she was terminated by JetBlue. She was cleared to leave the island on Feb. 15 after quarantining for 14 days.
Jamaican residents were understandably outraged by her behavior.
Translated: “This is what we have to resort to because she wants to draw Jamaica into the foolishness about kidnapping of a foreigner. We already have so much to deal with and this is what she picks??? Hurry up and go back to your country!!!!! Please and thank you.”
Another wrote in Jamaican Patois:
(Translated: “You shouldn’t have rented her the vehicle. Make her walk back home. Who is she to kidnap?”)
JetBlue officials issued an apology to the Jamaican government and to the Jamaican people for the “frustration and concern this incident has caused and reiterate our confidence in the health protocols Jamaica has put in place.”
WATCH: Kalina Collier and her mother leaving a motor vehicle rental facility this morning before heading to the Sangster International Airport to board a flight to New York City in the United States. pic.twitter.com/1i8a3HBkZ6
— Nationwide90FM (@Nationwideradio) February 14, 2021