A Sydney, Australia, teenager who started a website to auction off her virginity to the “highest bidder” says she hopes to raise at least $100,000 for college, a car and to help her parents pay off their mortgage.
The 18-year-old from Fairfield in Sydney’s west set up the website using the pseudonym Siena Payton shortly after her birthday in October. She said she had already received two bids, one for $1,000 and one for $10,000.
“That’s not my goal amount,” she said. “I’m hoping for $100,000.”
Payton said she got the idea after seeing news stories online about supposed “virginity auctions” where some young women claimed to have made millions of dollars.
“I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and I thought I would give it a go,” she said. “I thought it’s best to do it now, later on I might meet someone and I don’t want to have to wait for my first time because I’m still waiting to sell my virginity.”
Payton, who just got her high school diploma and hopes to study IT at the University of Technology Sydney, said it was “not a big deal, and I thought that if I could have the opportunity to sell it for money, it would definitely help me.”
“I just need some quick financial help and I think it’ll give me a good boost to help pay for college fees, I know you have to buy a lot of textbooks,” she said. “Also a car, and I can help my parents pay off their mortgage and pay bills.”