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Italian Supermodel Offers Her Virginity For a Million: Why?

I guess hard times call for desperate measures? Italian supermodel and reality show star Raffella Fico, 20, is planning to sell her most precious of treasures — her virginity. How much does something like that fetch in the marketplace? One million euros. Rico told an Italian magazine of her plan, "I can't wait to see who's going to pull out the money to have me." Swearing she's never had sex before, she was unfazed by the idea of a less-than-attractive . . . patron. "If I don't like him I'll just have a glass of wine and forget about it," she said.

Would that Rico was the first person to hatch such a scheme, but others have cashed in on their "charms" before. Last week an 18-year-old San Diego student offered her first time for a million bucks to fund her education, saying, "We live in a capitalist society. Why shouldn't I be allowed to capitalize on my virginity?" Similarly, in 2005 a Peruvian model considered selling her first time for $1.5 million to pay family medical bills before reconsidering.

Whether a tougher economy, a new tough brand of feminism, or a more permissive culture, what's behind this selling of self?

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sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 9 years
it's her body, it's her choice. i just don't like that it's being so publicized. so she's giving her virginity for money .. and i don't think it's right, but there are WAY more significant stories that need to be given this amount of publicity. people need to stop confusing consensual bedroom decisions with the daily news.
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 9 years
Did I miss something, or has prostitution always been legal in Italy?
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
oops I meant to add *such a
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Her parents must be so proud to have raised classy young woman. :oy:
SwtLikeCandi1 SwtLikeCandi1 9 years
If she's willing to sell her virginity what else would she be willing to sell after??????????????
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
A million bucks? All i got was was dinner at Chili's a movie and a bad case of the regrets.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i kind of think that it's funny the lengths that people will go to in order to make $$. we live in a society where things like this aren't so shocking anymore and well, i guess if they can get the money - then go for it right?
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
BTW - If I remember correctly my first time was quite painful and not very fun, so if it is really going to be her first time and someones paying a mil for THAT....its just not usually a good experience for either party involved. Its not exactly the best sex of your life.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
She kinda looks like a man in that pic, is that just a bad pic of her? Anyways, I doubt the dude that ponies up will be ugly. Most men who have that kind of cash are somewhat well groomed. Plus she will prob be able to pick from a couple dudes I would imagine. Idk, I dont think its that bad of an idea, altho I guess ethically you could call it prostitution. So was the San Diego chick hot? Did she get the $?
dreamsugar dreamsugar 9 years
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Absolutely disgusting. Oh, and I'm in need of a million euros. If you can make a donation.... ;)
mafalda_quino mafalda_quino 9 years
Prostitution is legal in Italy and I think her 'transaction' would fall under that category. According to the BBC, about 45% of Italian men visit prostitutes at least once a year. I would like to think that the fact that it's legal means there are control mechanisms in place, especially regarding people trafficking and age of consent, but I highly doubt it.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 9 years
yeah, sounds like prostitution to me. I suppose that's a different way to "value" virginity...
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 9 years
It's her body,and her decision although I think it's an unwise one the bigger question for me is what are the laws surround prostitution in Italy? As for the girl from San Diego should be picked up and put in jail just like the do street prositutes because what she is proposing is prositution in CA.
hmcmcd hmcmcd 9 years
Totally gross, and totally NOT feminism. it really annoys me when people label something like this feminism. If her family is so catholic and she has maintained her virginity for morality reasons isn't this the polar opposite?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Damn, why didn't I think of that?
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
:ROTFL: @ Organic! LMAO OMG!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Jude, M of a G was the first thing that popped into my head too.
amybdk amybdk 9 years
Dudes, I would TOTALLY take out a loan to take the virginity of some young, beauteous (male) model! Who wouldn't?! :love: JUST KIDDING. I even felt slightly dirty typing that.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
Sometimes its hard to understand the mind of ....say a pedophile for example. Personally I think the younger guy/older woman scenario would be much more satisfying ;)
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
I think the "stunt" is more harmless than the one Anna Nicole Smith pulled....of course, I suppose it could eventually turn into that stunt.
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
I've always wondered why that is, Jazz. I have never thought "Wow a man who knows nothing about pleasing a woman! How hot!" :?
Vespa Vespa 9 years
I wouldn't do it (I quite enjoyed my first time, and the subsequent pizza), but I don't fault her for trying to capitalize on what she's got. I wish we didn't prize women so much for being "pure" but it's a classic case of supply and demand.
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
I agree with Jude, but it is her body and her choice so more power to her. It is not, however, by any stretch of the imagination, a new brand of feminism.
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