A University of Washington medical school student trying to auction her virginity online for $400,000 has called off the stunt, after getting an “offer” of $801K for it.
Whether the offer was legitimate or not is still in question.
Between March 31 and May 7, Hanna Kern had been conducting an online auction under the name of “Elizabeth Raine.”
Kern cited financial gain as the No. 1 reason for the auction.
Since Kern is a student pursuing a Ph.D and a M.D., those student loans must be sky high.
However, she says she was also drawn to the adventure, eroticism, scandal and the chance to challenge norms about virginity.
Kern becomes the latest in several recent online virginity auctions that have ended in a fiasco, and she says she has learned from her experience.
"Having given it a sincere try, I now completely understand why they never do work out," she said by text. "It is this very messy mix of auction and publicity that is near impossible to balance."
Kern had hoped to net at least $400,000 from a willing spendthrift. The final bid was allegedly a whopping $801,000, but Kern decided not to go through with the deal.
Apparently nothing went as planned for Kern as the media company promoting the auction now wants to be paid by Kern.
Kern also got in trouble at school when the dean at the University of Washington Medical School met with her to discuss possible disciplinary action.
Right now, no action is being taken about that.