Ex-Escort Won't Sell Tix to Birth After All

Josie Cunningham changed her mind after learning baby is a girl
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2014 12:15 PM CDT
Woman Won't Sell Tix to Birth After All
Josie Cunningham (not shown here) has had a change of heart over the impending birth of her third child.   (Shutterstock)

An aspiring model and former escort in Britain says she won't be selling tickets to her baby's birth after all, and has decided to quit smoking and drinking—all because she found out she was having a girl, not a boy. Josie Cunningham, dubbed "Britain's most hated woman," now says she's "ashamed" of her plans to offer tickets to the birth at around $66,000 a pop and charge Skype viewers $330 to watch via livestream, reports the Daily Mirror. At least four people had paid an apparently reduced price of $15,000 each per ticket, according to the Daily News.

Why else don't the Brits like her? She had a breast augmentation paid for by the public health system, and told the Mirror earlier this year that she was being considered for Big Brother and would abort her baby if it would help her chances. Then she apparently got upset upon learning that her baby would be another boy (she already has two sons). So she coped by drinking and smoking, until doctors said last week that the baby will actually be a girl. "I have been such a silly girl and have lots of regrets," Cunningham says. "I can see that now I know I am going to have a daughter." (More Josie Cunningham stories.)

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