Sold! A young woman's virginity. The price? A staggering $780,000.
That's the sum a Japanese bidder was willing to pay in order to initiate 20-year-old Brazilian student Catarina Migliorini into the world of coital relations.
Migliorini had submitted herself — along with sexy photos — to an online auction site called Virgins Wanted. As you can probably imagine, all items on the block involve one very specific thing.
As the New York Daily News reports, the auction is actually more of a publicity stunt to promote a documentary by the same name. Virgins Wanted is the brainchild of Australian filmmaker Justin Sisley, who will film Migliorini before and after the deed.
And though his stunt efforts are impressive, the Brazilian woman upped the ante by claiming she would donate 90 per cent of her earnings to build homes for impoverished families in her home state.
"The auction is just business, I'm a romantic girl at heart and believe in love. But this will make a big difference to my area," Migliorini tells Brazil's Folha newspaper.
"If you only do it once in your life then you are not a prostitute, just like if you take one amazing photograph it does not automatically make you a photographer," she adds.story