The Invisible Hand Gets Cheeky

2 comments May 19th, 2005at 11:10pm Posted by Eli

More yummy NY Daily News goodness, which totally sabotages my last post…

It’s not often a gorgeous woman offers her body for sale, legally.

But that’s exactly what 21-year-old sorority girl Courtney VanDunk is selling on eBay. The 5-foot-11 Jersey stunner is auctioning off one month of ad space on her body. And so far, the highest bid is $13,100, made by a dating Web site.

VanDunk, who describes herself as “fit and gorgeous,” says she got the idea during a marketing course in college, when she realized that advertisers needed to think outside the commercial.

While VanDunk is only willing to wear a removable tattoo, she says she’ll plaster her entire body with the winning bidder’s ad and spend her days “jogging in various parks in the north New Jersey area, attending sporting events such as Yankees games and preseason Giants games (my boyfriend is a season-ticket holder) and visiting various malls.” She also will head to the Jersey Shore and the Atlantic City casinos, and she boasts about her season passes to Six Flags Great Adventure (“Standing on line is a great time to advertise!”).

“I want to make sure the company gets maximum exposure,” says VanDunk. “If I’m at the beach in a bikini, I’ll wear the ad anywhere, excluding my secrets, of course.”

So, is she a pathetic harlot exploiting her own body and setting feminism back a hundred years, or is she the embodiment (cough) of the infinitely resourceful American entrepreneurial spirit?

Also, does Mrs. Invisible Hand know about this?

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

2 Comments

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  May 20th, 2005 at 12:59 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha – Damn! I wish I thought of that. I would have much more space for ads:) 5’10 1/2 and weigh a lot more than she!

  • 2. Eli  |  May 20th, 2005 at 1:22 am

    I think you’re a mite taller than me, actually…

    I won’t even wear clothes with brands on them. Then again, that’s ’cause they’re *not* paying me…


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