Chilean Hooker Donates Time to Telethon
Prostitute's 27-hour marathon for charity leads to instant celebrity
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 11:41 AM CST
Miss Carolina, who charges $300 per 90-minute session, estimated that she would raise more than $4000 for the charity which benefits disable children.   (© Official Website of Maria Carolina)
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(Newser) – A 27-hour telethon this weekend In Chile will raise money for disabled children, and one woman has devised a special way to contribute, reports the Telegraph. A prostitute has auctioned off 27 hours of her services and is giving all the proceeds to charity. "I am going to contribute with my work to a purpose that touches me deeply," she said.

Maria Carolina's unorthodox good deed has made her an overnight celebrity in Chile, where she has appeared on several talk shows. Although the telethon's organizers are less than pleased, prostitution is legal in Chile, and Carolina says she'll post a bank deposit slip on her website to prove her $4,000-plus contribution. Her act of charity will coincide with the telethon: "They will be my own 27 hours of love."