Woman pays £63,000 to kiss Ricky Martin
A woman paid a staggering £63,000 for the chance to lock lips with Grammy winning artist Ricky Martin. To help raise funds for AIDS charities Martin auctioned off a kiss which Ana Paola Diniz placed the highest bid for. This was no ordinary peck on the cheek but rather a fully embraced steamy kiss. The video of this exchange quickly went viral.
Ana Diniz is a dog breeder and pet resort owner. She stated to Brazilian Glamour that the kiss was “worth every penny. There is no way to describe it. It was unforgettable.” And she will always have the few seconds caught on video to play over and over again.
This took place at amfAR Inspiration Gala this past weekend in Sao Paulo in southern Brazil. The event was organized by The Foundation of AIDS Research, an international non-profit which supports AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment, education and the advocacy of AIDS related public policy.
Ricky Martin also publicly appeared with his new boyfriend Jwan Yosef for the first time. Martin put up an Instagram photo of him and his partner with the simple word “yup”. Yosef was born in Syria and raised in Sweden but currently resides in London. The 32-year artist and 44-year old singer make one striking couple as they posed and held hands on the red carpet.
Other people that attended the event were models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss along with fashion designer Marc Jacobs and singer Ivete Sangalo. This event raised around £1.1 million. To attend this event, one seat as a benefactor costs £1,043.