19-year-old US model Giselle had a very unusual item she wanted to sell – it is her virginity.
Now she claims to have found a buyer for her virginity in an Abu Dhabi-based businessman for nearly $3.9 million, the second highest bidder is believed to be a Hollywood actor who bid ($3.16 million).
Giselle put her virginity up for auction through a controversial escort service website called Cinderella Escorts, a Germany-based website which encourages young women to auction their virginity to wealthy older men.
The woman, known as Giselle, said in a statement released by the website that it was a “dream come true”.
Previously two young girls gained attention after the advertised to sell their virginity on the controversial website. From Netherlands, Lola, then 18, said she wanted to sell her virginity to the highest bidder because she wanted to pay for her school and live a life free of financial worries. She said she would also use this money to help her family with their various debts. Jasmin, a 26-year-old student from London, hit the headlines after bids for her virginity reached £100,000.
Lola’s mum wrote a scathing attack on Cinderella Escorts saying there was a lot of shady business involved in its working and how they could allow a girl to do so, even as a joke.
Even Giselle has a similar reason for doing so. In a statement she made, released by Cinderella Escorts, she says: “Every woman has to decide on her own if it is worth to give her virginity for free to a boyfriend who maybe later on will break up with her, rather than selling it.”
“But I made my decision and now I can study wherever I want, buy a new house and travel around the world. It gives me a lot of opportunities.”
“In other words, these people want to tell you what to do with your body as a woman, but they accuse somebody who is selling it of being against emancipation,” she said.
“This is absurd. The fact that women can do what they want with their bodies and have the courage to live their sexuality free against the critics sets a sign for emancipation.”
Giselle said if she wanted to “spend my first time with someone who is not my first love, that’s my decision”, and that she was “happy to be part of this new trend, part of the women’s movement of recent history”.
“A women’s movement that advocates freedom and self-determination of sexuality and finally breaks the taboo about a woman’s virginity,” she said. “In retrospect, how many would probably give up their first time if they could have 2.5 million euros instead?
Cinderella Escorts also released a statement which reads: “Glad that we were able to help Giselle because we understood her dream and her motives.
“On our website you will find a video where girls from all over the world talk about the reasons to sell their virginity. Girls from Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. From Arab countries and Asian. This shows us that the desire to auction a virginity is no exception.
“And on the other hand, the high bidding for Giselle’s auction shows us how high the demand for virgins is. Business people from all over the world have been bidding. Cinderella Escorts has only allowed about 40 virgins on our website so far, because of a long process.
“We make sure that the girls do not have psychological problems, are grown-up and fully aware of their desires. For this, girls have to see a psychologist who will assure us of these points.
The website’s founder has been outed as 26-year-old Jan Zakobielski, who still lives in his mother’s basement.
“No one makes these young women do anything they don’t want to do,” he said earlier this year. “They have their own minds and their own opinions on sexuality. We also reject girls where we feel that someone else is behind it and they do not want to sell their virginity on their own.”