The Brazilian student who famously sold her virginity in an online auction – then tried to sell it again – has extended the cut-off date for bidders because she has received a marriage proposal from an Arabian millionaire.
Catarina Migliorini, 23, sold her virginity for £483,000 to a Japanese millionaire named Natsu in the online auction Virgins Wanted run by Australian filmmaker Jason Sisely.
However, she said she never went through with the deal. Explaining the decision to re-sell her virginity, she said: "The auction did not happen as expected due to disagreements between Justin and me. I met Natsu in a restaurant in Sydney.
"He was not a man of 53 years as Justin said; he was young Japanese 21 years. I am still a virgin in every way."
She relaunched the auction on her own website, VirginsWanted2, with an original end date of 12 December. However, this has now been extended to February, the Huffington Post reports.
Although her website has been suspended, Migliorini claims she has received an offer of $440,000 (£266,000), but is unsure because of a marriage proposal.
"I decided to continue because I received a proposal from an Arab millionaire and I'm thinking about it, [because] this proposal involves a possible marriage," she told The Huffington Post.
"As summer is here now, and [there are lots of] holiday parties, I decided to extend the time so I could analyse everything well in advance."
Speaking of her potential husband, she added: "He shows himself to be very romantic. He speaks 11 languages. He's between 35 [and] 40 years old. He's a handsome and very intelligent man ... He lives in a beautiful mansion that he shows through the webcam.
"He doesn't like that I'm auctioning my virginity, he says that attitude doesn't fit with me because I'm a very beautiful young woman, talented and intelligent. He would like to marry me and wants to meet up with me in Malta so that we can get to know each other personally ... I would bring family members on the trip, with everything paid by him."
Her potential suitor also offered her $1.5m to end the auction, but Migliorini said she feels ambivalent about rushing such a big decision.
"I don't want to get married because marriage involves a lot more than money. It involves feelings. It's necessary to love another person unconditionally, respect him and make him happy to live in harmony with himself.
"The fact that he comes from a very different culture than mine isn't necessarily what pulls me away. I want to love and to be loved for what I am and not for what I have and I believe in that."