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  • 25 October 2012, 9:49

Girl sells virginity for half a million pounds

Catarina Migliorini /YouTube

A Brazilian student has reportedly sold her virginity for nearly half a million pounds in an online auction.

A Japanese man, called Natsu, bid $780,000 (485,000) to be the first to sleep with 20-year-old Catarina Migliorini.

It was one of 15 bids for the physical education student - who says she will use part of the cash to build homes for poverty-stricken families.

Miss Migliorini also plans to use the money to study medicine in Argentina, according to Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.

"I am 20, I am responsible for my body and I am not hurting anyone," she said.

"For me, it's not prostitution. When someone does something once in his or her life, this is not considered a profession.

"If you take a picture and it comes out good, you are not a photographer because of it."

Miss Migliorini was one of two virgins to take part in the auction for an Australian documentary.

Russian man Alexander Stepanov also sold his virginity on the Virgins Wanted auction, receiving the winning bid of 1,876 from a Brazilian woman called Nene B.

The documentary has attracted criticism on its Facebook page with several users voicing concerns over the ethics of the auction.