Brazilian student sells virginity for $780k; thinks she's not a prostitute (VIDEO)
The Brazilian student that caused a stir last month when she put her virginity up for sale now has a VERY happy ending: a Japanese man has won the bid to pop 20-year-old Catarina Migliorini's cherry for a whopping $780,000.
The story doesn't end there, though. Now there's the matter of Catarina donating the staggering amount of money (or most of it, anyway) to help build homes for poverty-stricken families in her region, the Australian film crew that's shooting her journey and, of course, Catarina meeting and having sex with the man called Natsu.
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The craziest thing about this whole story, though, is that Catarina has somehow convinced herself that she isn't prostituting her body. The girl actually seems to think that selling her body, even for a good cause, is okay. She argues that doing it once doesn't make her a prostitute, and compares it to a career as a photographer. Well, I would argue that having sex for money is much more like cheating: once a cheater, always a cheater. Once you sell your body for money, you'll always have that on your record. She explains it this way, though:
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.
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I also have to say that, as a writer, once you have your first piece published, you'll always be a writer. That piece of writing with my name on it will always be out there, just as the information (and movie!) about how she lost her virginity for a big chunk of cash is always going to be out there, too.
To be honest, I respect her for caring about her community enough to give something so personal of herself in order to help them out--but at the same time I also hope she realizes the full gravity of what she's going. One day, her future children may google her name and find out the story of mommy's first time. It's fine if she's okay with that, but it's also a reality she's going to have to live with. I hope that almost $800,000 was worth it.
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