Viktoria Odintcova, 22, clung to the hand of a male assistant after climbing over the edge of the 1,000ft tall tower in Dubai to pose for a photo.
The model also leant backwards over the edge of the tower with one arm outstretched for another shot.
She posted the photos and videos on her Instagram account which has more than three million followers.
Ms Odintcova wrote: “I still can’t believe I did it. Every time I watch the video my palms go sweaty.”
The photoshoot took place at the top of Dubai’s Cayan Tower which is 73 storeys high and was the world’s tallest building when it opened in 2013.
But some of the models fans were unimpressed and slammed the “reckless” stunt.
One person commented on her Instagram post: “Crazy! Looks like god gave you beauty but seems like he forgot to grace you with a brain.”
Another Instagram user said: “How can you disregard your life like that?”
While another wrote: “So irresponsible and stupid. What if people try to copy this?
“Proving beauty doesn’t equal intelligence. Speechless by the amount of stupidity. No apparent safety equipment or precautions.
“If this becomes a trend I really will lose faith in humanity.”
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