A prostitute in Chile has auctioned 27 hours of sex to help raise money for a disabled children's charity.
Maria Carolina became an instant celebrity in the Roman Catholic country, making news headlines and giving interviews since she made her unusual donation to the televised charity event, which runs for 27 hours beginning from Nov 30 night.
Carolina, who decided to offer her services as part of the country's annual fund raising campaign, revealed that she has raised about 4,000 dollars.
"I've already auctioned off the 27 hours of love. One of my clients already paid. It seemed like a good deed to him," News.com.au quoted Carolina, as saying.
The auction was part of a two day Telethon, which raises funds for the poor and disabled kids. Even though prostitution is legal in Chile, the campaign organizer Mario Kreutzberger has been dubious of her fundraising services, but accepted the money never the less.
"Everyone can do what they want, but if someone tells me that they'll do something immoral ... I'm not going to encourage it," Kreutzberger said.
However, Carolina, who promotes her services on the Internet, defended her money-raising idea. "There are people who are going to be donating money that's a lot more questionable than mine. The only thing I did was publicise it," she said.