A 19-YEAR-OLD US model claims to have sold her virginity to an Abu Dhabi-based businessman for nearly $3.9 million on a controversial auction website.
Cinderella Escorts, a Germany-based website which encourages young women to auction their virginity to wealthy older men, says the winning bid of 2.5 million euro ($3.87 million) beat an offer of $US2.4 million ($3.16 million) from a “Hollywood actor” and $US1.8 million ($2.37 million) from a “Russian politician”.
The woman, known as Giselle, said in a statement released by the website that it was a “dream come true”.
“Every woman has to decide on her own if it is worth to give her virginity for free to a boyfriend who maybe later on will break up with her, rather than selling it,” she said.
“But I made my decision and now I can study wherever I want, buy a new house and travel around the world. It gives me a lot of opportunities.”
Giselle described the trend of women selling their virginity as “a form of emancipation”, saying she was “shocked” at people who were against it.
“In other words, these people want to tell you what to do with your body as a woman, but they accuse somebody who is selling it of being against emancipation,” she said.
A reader comments on the absurdly-high price:
It’s a free market, eh? Though I’d be surprised if the price stays this high this long. If pretty white girls are so sought after, perhaps we might see some money return from East to West. Though I suspect they will get priced out of the market by the third world, where there must be no shortage of talent ready to compete for sums a lot lower.
Then there is the cost of assessing the state of her virginity, which will surely become a relevant sales point to rule out all the pretenders. Though the obvious spin off industry will be surgery to re-virginize women. At $3m, these costs are covered.
Of course girls who did this in Islamic countries would have to be killed afterwards.