A cash-strapped New Zealand student who auctioned off her virginity to help pay her university fees said Wednesday she had accepted an offer of 45,000 dollars (R240,000) to sleep with a stranger.
The 19-year-old offered her virginity to the highest bidder in an on-line auction on the ineed.co.nz website and said there had been more than 1,200 bids.
"I have accepted an offer in excess of 45,000 dollars, which is way beyond what I dreamed," the student said on her webpage when the auction ended.
"Thank you to the more than 30,000 people who viewed my ad, and to the more than 1,200 offers made."
Calling herself "unigirl", the young woman had described herself as attractive, fit and healthy, and said she had never been in a sexual relationship, though it was not clear how she would prove that.
She did not respond to media requests for an interview but the proprietor of the website, Ross MacKenzie, told the Waikato Times newspaper he had been authorised to confirm the transaction. - (Sapa, February 2010)