|Catarina Migliorini |
(Scroll down for video) A Brazilian student auctioned off her virginity to the highest bidder to raise money to build homes for families affected by poverty.
Catarina Migliorini, 20, is set to give the money, to a non-governmental organization that is going to build modern houses in her home state of southern Santa Catarina.
Rejecting claims she is a prostitute, she said she still believed in love, but saw an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. The physical education student has generated controversy because she will be followed every step of the way by a recording crew from Australia for a documentary called "Virgins Wanted".
She said: "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, like if you take a picture that does not automatically mean you are an amazing photographer.
The auction is just a business. I am a romantic girl at heart and believe in love. But this will make a big difference in my area," she told a newspaper.
She will receive $20,000 and 90 percent of the final price of the auction, which she claims she will donate to charity.
The winner of the auction paid a whopping $780,000. He will be tested for sexually transmitted diseases before the meeting, to be held in a plane flying between Australia and the United States, in an attempt to circumvent prostitution laws.
Sex toys are banned and a condom is required, with her saying that she was willing to prove to any skeptic that she has not had sex before.