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Brazilian student sells her virginity for $780,000
Catarina Migliorini

A Japanese man has agreed to pay $780,000 for the virginity of a Brazilian student after she offered it on an online auction.

Catarina Migliorini, 20, has said she woud use most of the money to build homes for poverty stricken families.

There were 15 bids in the auction.

A Japanese man, Matsu, made the winning bid, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

Catarina's decision to enter the online auction has sparked outrage, with many claiming she is little more than a prostitute.

And the controversy continued when she revealed an Australian film crew would follow her for a documentary called Virgins Wanted.

"I saw this as a business. I have the opportunity to travel, to be part of a movie and get a bonus with it," she said.

"If you only do it once in your life then you are not a prostitute, just like if you take one amazing photograph it does not automatically make you a photographer.

"The auction is just business, I'm a romantic girl at heart and believe in love. But this will make a big difference to my area," she told Folha newspaper.

HuffPost reported in May that Australian filmmaker Justin Sisely had worked for two years on the Virgins Wanted documentary.

The online auction, which also included the auctioning the virginity of Alex Stepanov, a male, is part of the project.

Alex's virginity was reportedly sold to a Brazilian woman called Nene B for $3000.

Catarina and her buyer will meet on board a plane between Australia and the US.

Sex toys will be banned from use and a condom will be compulsory.

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