A Portuguese model claims she plans to sell her virginity to the highest online bidder to fund a dream trip around the world.
Penelope*, 21, has already racked up £220,000 in bids from wealthy older men but hopes the final figure will top £1 million to pay for the holiday of a lifetime.
The student, who is currently at university in Paris, spoke only on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from her controlling family – who she claims drove her to want to sell her virginity.
Penelope*, a Portuguese model, claims that she is selling her virginity online, and has already received offers in excess of £200,000
But Penelope said she is not concerned for her safety when she meets her suitor to do the deed because will be accompanied by security from agency Puremodelsclub, the company she is running the auction through.
Penelope said: ‘I come from a very conservative family, I was never allowed to date boys and I grew up feeling smothered.
‘I could not gain maturity or have those deeper connections. My bigger brother was always watching over me but he did what he wanted. It’s not fair.
‘I had already received offers, but I did not think they were high enough so I decided it was good opportunity use an auction.
The model hopes to fetch over a million for her virginity with the agency Puremodelsclub taking a 20 per cent cut
Penelope says that she is confidant she will find the experience enjoyable but is concerned about her family finding out
Her profile on the site states that her virginity has been checked as well as listing her measurements and interests
Men will go through a screening process in order to see Penelope’s photos in full
‘I am 100 per cent comfortable it will be safe. There’s going to be a bodyguard there and the website has been reliable and never made me uncomfortable.’
Penelope will speak with the buyer – who she says will be ‘high profile’ – before they meet and is free to cancel at any time.
She said she is confident the occasion will be a mutually enjoyable, but she is concerned about her family finding out about the auction.
Penelope’s buyer must provide identification and a deposit before securing the sale, which will take place later this month but must be held in either in either Germany, Switzerland or the Netherlands for legal reasons.
Puremodelsclub will pocket 20 per cent of her auction price, and she claims the site has also vowed to secure her safety when she meets the customer.
With the money Penelope wants to travel the world, with America listed as her dream destination
Last month, 26-year-old woman Jasmin claimed to have sold her virginity to a Hollywood actor for $1.93 million USD via website Cinderella Escorts.
Penelope said: ‘It will definitely be an amazing night I’m a girl who likes to take care of themselves and I’m a dancer so I know how to move my body.
‘Men want virgins because they are pure and untouched. It is something to remember forever.
‘I’ve kept this secret from everyone, but I am scared about them finding out.
‘That’s why I have to make sure they will never know.
‘I want to travel the world with the money, especially America. I also want to buy an apartment in Portugal.’
A spokesman for Puremodelsclub said: ‘Penelope is a model so we are expecting an interesting amount, she is worth 1 million Euro for sure.
‘Penelope’s security is our priority, she will be accompanied from the beginning until the end.
‘The highest bidder can only access all of her photographs after an identity check. Confidentiality is a priority for both parties.’
THE RISE OF THE VIRGINITY AUCTIONS
The trend of auctioning off virginities has been on the rise for several years with young women looking for a quick way to cash in.
The women are often looking for ways to fund their studies or travelling plans with men prepared to pay in excess of £1 million for the opportunity.
In March, British student Jasmin sold her virginity for €1.2million (£1,046,216) through German-based agency Cinderella Escorts.
The company claims the final bidder was a ‘Hollywood actor’ from Los Angeles who outbid a businessman from Munich and a Manchester United football player based in London. The pair were scheduled to engage this month.
Online bids: Jasmin, who lives in London, hit headlines last year when she listed herself on Cinderella Escorts in the hope of raising cash to start her own business
Website founder Jan Zakobielski, who runs the business from Dortmun, Germany, previously likened a woman’s virginity to a ‘very old wine’ or a ‘luxury car’ and claimed Jasmin’s offer was ‘unique’ to buyers because of her age.
However, £1 million isn’t the highest price to have been fetched for a woman’s virginity with a Romanian teen reaching £2 million.
Aleexandra Khefren says that a Romanian businessman forked out the eye-watering price in March last year.
She too chose to use agency Cinderella Escorts to sell her virginity.
The agency said that more than 300 virgins have contacted the site since Khefren went public with her decision to sell her virginity.
The model from Bucharest caused outrage when she appeared on the TV show ‘This Morning’ to talk about her controversial plan.
The teen did not tell her parents what she was doing and they exploded with fury after discovering her plan.
MailOnline exclusively revealed how they had a tearful confrontation with her at their rented apartment in Bucharest, Romania.
Her policeman father Toni and mum Elena begged her not to go through with the sale of her virginity.
And despite the threat from her father that he would disown her she refused to back down saying it was her body and she could do as wanted.