Blistering summer sun leaves woman 'branded' by Adidas leggings
One British woman experienced the pitfalls of the country's uncharacteristically hot summer when the logo on her Adidas leggings became "branded" onto her lower leg.
Danielle Viagus-Foster sat outside for nearly an hour and a half in the sun Wednesday while waiting for a friend to finish a driving lesson when she attained the rather unusual tan line, she told the Mirror.
The 21-year-old, who lives in Poole, Dorset, admitted she didn't even realize the accident occurred until she got home.
"It was when I went to put on my bikini that I saw my leg," she told the Mirror. "I thought 'Oh my god.' I was in fits of laughter."
Viagus-Foster took to Facebook to share photos of her leg, writing, "Think I caught a tan through my leggings," along with a facepalm emoji.
After her post accrued nearly 2,000 shares, Viagus-Foster decided to capitalize on her 15 minutes of internet fame and contacted Adidas, asking if they'd like to hire her as a brand ambassador.
According to the Mirror, the company turned down her application, but not before complimenting her on a "nice tan."
England, along with many other European countries, is currently in the throes of a dangerous heatwave.
The country on Thursday observed its hottest July day ever recorded, with temperatures soaring to 100.6°F in Cambridge, the BBC reports.
The previous record for July was 98°F, with the all-time high sitting at a blazing 101.3 degrees, a record officials say could very well be broken in 2019.