Is Freelee The Banana Girl Fake? New Details Lifestyle Blogger Instagram Banana Diet

She lives in the jungle — or does she?

All-natural Youtuber and blogger Freelee the Banana Girl is caught up in some drama that is, well, bananas.

The nudist vegan, whose real name is Leanne Ratcliffe, claims to live in the jungles of South America with her partner and is dedicated to sharing her story on social media. She obtained fame in 2014 when she released her diet, which consisted of 51 bananas a day, earning her the nickname “Banana Girl.”

Freelee, originally from Queensland, Australia, has been accused of faking her lifestyle by followers who think she actually lives in a mansion with a personal photographer. Users even went as far as to call her a fraud for using technology after moving to the jungle to be free of the “9-5 slave drive.”

She took to Instagram to shut down the claims and explain to her followers that she does, in fact, live the life she portrays in her posts — and it’s not easy.

“One commenter said I was lying and living in a mansion out here and have a photographer who follows me around taking all my pics. Not quite hunny,” the 37-year-old wrote to her 86,000 Instagram followers. “In reality, I’ve been living in a tent under a shed for many months, through monsoonal rains and gale force winds. It’s been REALLY tough at times.”