An 18-year-old Brazilian, Rebecca Bernardo is auctioning off her virginity in an effort to raise money for her sick mother, who recently suffered a stroke.
Bernardo announced the auction via YouTube and has so far received three bids, the highest being $35,000. ‘I made up my mind right after my 18th birthday. That’s when my mother suffered a stroke’, she told CNN.
The Sapeacu native says she has worked as a waitress but the cost of taking care of her mum which includes paying for a caretaker is too much for her to handle. Her mother is unable to feed herself or go to the bathroom alone.
Bernardo’s mother however doesn’t want her daughter to ‘prostitute herself’, saying she should look for work elsewhere.
‘She shouldn’t prostitute herself,’ she said.
Bernardo says she was inspired by another Brazilian Catarina Migliorini, 20, who auctioned off her virginity three months ago for $780,000 through an Australian website