Another alarming and sad news. Greed is "eating" into the human flesh.
18-year-old model sells her virginity to Hong Kong businessman for $3.47 million
What have Dracula, Nadia Comaneci and an infamous nubile lass wanting to sell her virginity for millions have in common?
The answer: They are all from Romania.
After making it known to the world last year that she would be putting up her virginity for auction, aspiring model Alexandra Khefren, 18, placed her country back in the spotlight.
The country of medieval castles and forests was particularly known for two world-famous icons for decades: the legendary blood-sucking Dracula who terrified movie-goers all over the world and gymnast Comaneci who became an international sporting celebrity after making history with perfect scores at the 1976 Olympics.
Khefren, who became an online celebrity following her audacious move, created more buzz late last year when she found an early bidder who was willing to take her for $1.4 million.
That's an already obscene sum of money for a sexual transaction but it wasn't enough for her.
Finally, she got an offer she simply could not refuse.
Last Friday (March 30), she slammed the gavel: It's sold to an unnamed but "friendly" Hong Kong businessman who will blow $3.47 million for the 'honour' of deflowering her.
Khefren made her announcement on Cinderella Escorts website, a Germany-based agency that sells virginity of teenage girls online.
She had said she got the idea to sell off her virginity when she saw the Hollywood movie Indecent Proposal which sees Robert Redford paying US $1 million to have sex with Demi Moore.
Her parents were reportedly outraged, but Khefren was adamant about going ahead with her plan as she wanted to give them a good life, buy a house and also get a good education for herself.
Despite criticisms reported in the media, she remained unflinching.
She would rather benefit from the sale of her chastity than give it to a "future friend" who might leave her anyway, she said.
The other person who will profit from it is the agency owner, 26-year-old Jan Zakobielski, who had told the media that he was enjoying a lucrative business.
Zakobielski, who will take 20 per cent, told The Daily Mail in December: "No-one makes these young women do anything they don't want to do. They have their own minds and their own opinions on sexuality."