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2017 the name Cassie de Pecol was touring social networks when she was announced as the first woman to visit each of the countries in the world, a feat that earned her one Guinness record thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok, the publication of a book, and much more TED Talk and a false advertising lawsuit.
Before being recognized by Guinness World Records, De Pecol’s popularity grew as she documented the feat that would make her the number one female traveller. media such as CNN , forbes , The New York Times and today were fascinated by the story of this woman, who few knew was far from the first to have accomplished such a feat.
Such a statement emerges from an article published by the Washington Post in which Dorothy Kiefer is mentioned, a woman who traveled extensively in the 20th century, and despite the fact that her travels are not documented on an Instagram, TikTok, Facebook or YouTube account, there are people who claim that it can be proved that Dorothy visited every country in the world long before de Pecol.
After the publication of Washington Post , Fast Travel Chai confirms that there are indeed confirmed records of it eleven women who broke this record and it is not excluded that there are more who have no record of their travels. Actually a German name Nina Sedan claims to have traveled the world at the end of September 2011.
After all this information became known, several people who tried to contact De Pecol are awaiting an answer from him. But the story doesn’t just end with a mix-up or a badly-done prize. De Pecol is currently facing a lawsuit from Travelers United who claim that the woman has false publicity by defrauding and misleading various investors and sponsors by telling them that she is the first woman to set foot in any country in the world.
Faced with such a situation, De Pecol denied the allegations and gave assurances Washington Post that “this complaint is unfounded and an attack on myself and my accomplishments… I intend to vigorously deny what, unfortunately, appears to be a repetition of the same baseless allegations made against me in the past.”
The main objective of the lawsuit is not only to turn her back on a woman who likes to share her life on the Internet, but also to draw attention to the growth of influencer marketing, since from the popularization of this advertising strategy there is also a need for verification Verify the information, that are shared on the network, since it cannot be assumed that everything that is published corresponds to the truth.
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/424951 First woman to visit every country in the world is being sued by Travelers United