A 21-year-old Brazilian woman who auctioned off her virginity online for US$780,000 last year now says she wants to sell it again as the deal was never consummated.
In October last year, Catarina Migliorini took part in an online auction as part of the Virgins Wanted documentary organized by Australian filmmaker Justin Sisely.
A Japanese man identified only as “Natsu” beat off competition from 14 other men, mainly from Brazil, but also from India, Australia and the US.
However, in a video, Migliorini now insists: “I am still a virgin in every sense of the word and no one can prove me wrong.”
The young woman, who posed nude next to a pink teddy bear in Playboy magazine, opened her own Web site VirginsWanted2.com to hold a second sale of her virginity to the highest bidder.
“I decided to open my own Web page to auction off my virginity and this time it will be for real. So those interested, men or women, can make their bids,” she said.
She told the Brazilian showbiz Web site PurePeople.com.br that she hopes to bring in a minimum sale of US$680,000.
So what really happened with Natsu last year?
“I met Natsu in a Sydney restaurant. He was not a 53-year-old man as Justin [Sisely] claimed. He was a 21-year-old Japanese,” she said.
“I was surprised and no deal was struck between him and I,” said Migliorini, who added that she will give details of the failed transaction in an upcoming book.
It was not clear whether Migliorini ever received any money from Natsu.
Migliorini’s mother, Mary, said she was “flabbergasted” by her daughter’s decision, according to PurePeople.com.br.
“I don’t approve, but I won’t stop loving her. I love my daughter unconditionally ... but I don’t get this,” she added.
According to Britain’s Daily Mail, Migliorini’s decision to sell her virginity to the highest bidder last year sparked outrage across the globe, with some claiming she was little more than a prostitute.
However, she then defended the move.
“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 was quoted by the Mail as saying.