A 20-year-old Brazilian student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder to raise cash to build homes for poverty-stricken families in her homeland.
Catarina Migliorini, is set to give away the money from the auction, with the current bid at $155,000, into a non-governmental organization which will construct modern houses in her southern Brazilian home state of Santa Catarina.
Rejecting the notions of her being a prostitute, Migliorini said she believes in love, but saw this as a chance to have a positive impact on the world.
The physical education student has sparked even more controversy because she will be followed by an Australian film crew for a documentary called 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.
“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.
“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 said.
She will receive $20,000 and 90 per cent of the final auction sale price, which ends on October 15.