Brazilian Catarina Migliorni is a young, pretty virgin with a nose for business—the oldest business in the world. She came to public prominence when she decided to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. She initially worked through a third party (read: madame) to get her virginity on the market and was offered the significant sum of $780,000 by a Japanese millionaire. Sadly, the deal never went through, and he turned out not to be the 53-year-old sugar daddy he said he was. Natsu, it turned out when they met in Australia, was actually 23. The deal was off, and Catarina’s virginity was back on the market.
On Jan. 6, U.K. Arab Newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi reported that an anonymous Arab had proposed to Catarina. Was it a case of marriage or money?
How we know
Using various social media analysis and foreign language press monitoring tools, we were able to track this story as it developed from the moment the third auction went online to the moment Catarina announced she was considering a marriage proposal. The suite of tools we deployed to pinpoint this story includes both proprietary and open source technologies, like RSS analysis and creation tools.
Despite the first unsuccessful auction of her chastity, Catarina had decided to push onward with her commercial deflowering, creating her own website through which to sell herself. The reserve price on VirginsWanted2.com to get Catarina into bed was $100,000, but Catarina was already a third of the way to her goal of $1.5 million, with a bid in at $440,000 by the time the amorous Arab came along.
The auction was due to end in December, but it has been extended while she considers the marriage proposal from the unnamed Arab, which comes with the full $1.5 million target sum (dowry, call it what you will) to give up the auction.
The reaction on social media ranges from Middle Eastern moral outrage to analytical, commercial criticism of the proposal.
“I doubt that anyone, Arab or non-Arab, would pay millions for a reckless girl who’s really more of a lady of the night,” said one commenter on Al Quds Al Arabi’s website.
“At a time when Arabs are dying from starvation in sanctions, a rich Arab buys the virginity of a Brazilian girl in an enormous auction. We are a nation who’s shame is laughed at by other nations,” tweeted Arab commenter (below).
And at least one social media user took this occasion as the opportunity to praise the chastity of Arab women: “It’s rare to find a Western or American virgin. …Thankfully, the blessings of Islam have given our Muslim women good souls.”