Brazilian Woman Paid $780,000 for Virginity
10/26/2012 - 11:00 ||
The 20-year-old Brazilian woman who put her virginity up for auction, Catarina Migliori, has a high bidder and a winner: a Japanese man named Natsu. Natsu beat out two American frontrunners, Jack Miller and Jack Right, as well as an Indian man, Rudra Chatterjee, by placing a bid for $780,000, reports Fox News Latino.
While she insists she is not a prostitute, and is indeed donating part of her payout to charity, the physical education student has sparked controversy as an Australian film crew follows her around and films her for their documentary Virgins Wanted.
“I saw this as a business. I have the opportunity to travel, to be part of a movie and get a bonus with it,” Migliorini said, according to the New York Daily News. “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.”
She will receive $20,000 from the film as well as a 90-percent cut of the auction price. Natsu will be checked for STDs, will have to wear a condom and will have sex on a private flight from Australia to the United States. She told the Sao Paulo daily Folha that that way, they avoid prostitution laws.
"For me, it's not prostitution," she told the paper. "When someone does something once in his or her life, this is not considered a profession. If you take a picture and it comes out good, you are not a photographer because of it."
The film also follows a male virgin named Alexander, who has sold his virginity for $3,000. The documentary will not show the bidders nor will it film the act -- just the reactions before and after.
"This is not porn," she said. "Otherwise I would die of shame."
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