“It’s actually $3.8 million,” as Natalie had previously told Scandalist. The 21-year-old actually hasn’t met the top bidder, although she tells Scandalist that they have “corresponded through email.”
Although the $3.8 million figure is hard to believe, Natalie tells Scandalist that it won’t stop there. Since her virginity went up for auction in September, she has received movie offers, requests to be a spokesperson for several companies, and even offers for a book deal. In fact, Natalie has become so busy fielding phone calls and responding to her email that she needed to get an assistant.
While not busy with interview after interview, Natalie works on her life story with a well-known author who has worked for book publishers Random House and Penguin. Although doing international press keeps her happy and busy, she admits that some media is not what it seems.
When she went on the Tyra show last year, Natalie was introduced to an older gentleman who claimed to be a bidder, although Natalie says he wasn’t actually a bidder at all. “I never talked to him before or after,” she says. She described Tyra as “very contrived.”
The bids keep going up and up, and Natalie will continue to hold out until “it all dies down.”
“Why would I prematurely end something that could be so lucrative?” she asks. She must have been thinking along the same lines when she made the decision to hold out on sex until it really meant something: like $3.8 million.