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‘Virginity Auction’ Over. Winning Bid: $780K

Remember Catalina Migliorini, the ambitious Brazilian woman who offered her “virginity” to the highest bidder in order to help build affordable housing in her district…and to have an “opportunity to travel, to be part of a movie and get a bonus with it”? Well, her disturbing experiment in self-promotion is over: an anonymous Japanese man beat out 14 other interested parties last night with a whopping $780,000 bid.

Reminder: this stunt was part of a documentary called “Virgins Wanted”, produced and directed by an Australian filmmaker. What did he have to say about the big total? Beyond acknowledging that the purpose of the entire episode was “profit and self-promotion”, he said that “Catarina is extremely excited. She was speaking to her family in Brazil online and they were extremely happy for her.”

Yeah, we bet. And the next step in this shady process? “We will fly over the winner to Australia and obviously, for the sake of the film and privacy, we can’t disclose where and when the act will take place,” he said. “I have to leave some details for the documentary.”

Ugh.

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Brazilian Woman Auctions Off Her Virginity ‘For Charity’

Today in Unquestionably Awful PR Stunts: A 20-year-old Brazilian woman named Catarina Migliorini recently went viral with her plans to “auction off” her virginity to the highest bidder. She told various media outlets that the purpose of this tasteless project was “to raise money for impoverished families in her country”—more specifically to fund “a non-governmental organization that will construct modern houses.”

This was news to the auction’s organizer, who told the Huffington Post that “He thought it was for profit and self-promotion.”

Gee, ya think?

The fact that the auction’s organizer is also the director of a documentary film called “Virgins Wanted” that will follow Ms. Migliorini’s every move adds to the general skepticism surrounding her claims—as does the fact that she told local reporters that “I saw this as a business. I have the opportunity to travel, to be part of a movie and get a bonus with it.”

Here’s the kicker: “early bidding quickly topped $190,000.”

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