UK glamor model sells tickets to see her give birth
Three journalists and one fan bought the only four tickets put up for sale
British glamour model Josie Cunningham was the target of scathing comments on social media this week after she sold tickets to her own delivery, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
The sale of the four tickets, which totaled £30,000 ($50,000), sparked an outcry on Twitter.
Cunningham, 24, had originally said she was offering the tickets to “her fans” as a gift, the Irish Independent website reported.
The virtual attacks came during a session of #AskJosie on Twitter Tuesday night just after the Leeds native announced to her 29,000 followers that all four tickets had been sold within just 14 minutes. Most of the tweets went unanswered.
According to the Daily Mail, three tickets were bought by journalists, with the last going to die-hard fan Paul Mills-Ash, who dug into his savings for the purchase.
WOW! Just been told all 4 tickets have sold out in 14 minutes!!!!— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) July 29, 2014
In an interview with Britain’s The Sun, Mills-Ash said: “I’ve followed Josie since she came into the public eye. It’ll be great to say I was at the birth,” according to the Daily Mail.
Two tickets were reportedly bought at £10,000 each, while the tickets purchased by Mill-Ash and a second person went at £5,000.
The expensive tickets allow the holders to film the birth and take pictures; the cheaper ones only providing travel and accommodation, the British daily said.
Cunningham recently made headlines for getting breast implants and then claiming their cost - £4,800 - back from Britain’s National Health Services (NHS).
Cunningham claimed she needed the surgery because she was bullied in her teenage years for being flat-chested, according to British media.
It was later revealed that she also had Botox injections at the expense of the NHS in order to treat a “sweat problem.”
Cunningham was also blasted in the media after she said she was considering an abortion in order to take part in the Celebrity Big Brother reality TV show.
According to the Daily Mail, she had originally planned to cash in on her future child by selling DVDs of her delivery through pound shops and suggested that she would use some of the money to repay the NHS for her breast implants.