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When 17-year-old model Anna Feschenko recently left Russia to travel to the United Arab Emirates, she told her mother that it was for a prize she won after placing runner-up in the Miss Moscow pageant she joined in June. However, she has not returned since.
Her friends informed her parents that it was all just the model’s ruse so she can join an escort service with rich Arab clientele that would offer her £10,000 ($13,000) for her virginity. She allegedly needs the money to pay for her college education in Moscow, reported Life.ru (via Daily Mail). ￼￼Upon learning this, the beauty queen’s mother has since begged for her daughter to come home.
Feschenko’s traveling companion, named Ekaterina K, 19, said she escaped after learning that the model intended to work as an escort in Dubai.
“I travelled there because Anna invited me and said that it was a prize paid for by the Miss Moscow contest,” said Ekaterina.
“In two days we had a scandal when I got to know the truth about why we were there. I told Anna that I was not going to stay and would go home. Anna tried to push me, she asked me to go away and leave her alone there. But I don’t need this kind of job.” After Ekaterina’s parents personally went to Dubai to bring her home, they immediately informed Anna’s mother about her daughter’s plan.
Ekaterina believed that Feschenko was lured because of the amount of money that she can potentially get as a virgin in the UAE. She added that the teenager is now in a Dubai apartment along with two other women who are also hoping to be escorts.
Karina, Feschenko’s other friend, said the model told her in advance about the potential risks of pushing through with her plans.
Feschenko’s mother Olga said she was already in communication with her daughter by text message with hopes of convincing her to return to Russia. She was expecting her to arrive last Tuesday.
“I am in touch with Anna, we are in contact all the time. I am worried about my daughter, I am a normal parent.” she said. “I watch many soap operas and you know what it happening there, so I decided to rush to police. Usually she would always text me when she finished some activity like the gym, and now you see what happened. So I went to the police.”
Investigators in Moscow said they are now scouring the internet for any possible lead by checking websites and social networks where girls go to “sell” their virginity. Police believe that such a site could have enabled Feschenko to find her sponsor for her Dubai trip.