Just as much as what people would do for cash, companies would do for brand exposure
Karolyne Smith has to live with a permanent billboard on her forehead after she accepted Goldenpalace.com’s offer of $10,000 for the ‘advertising space’. She needed the money to send her son Brady to a private school.
Karolyne said: “”I really want to do this. To everyone else, it seems like a stupid thing to do. To me, $10,000 is like a million dollars.”
“I only live once and I’m doing it for my son. It’s a small sacrifice to build a better future for my son.”
Karolyne did not take the decision lightly. She discussed it for more than three weeks with her boyfriend Jeremy Williams.
Smith’s eBay auction attracted more than 27,000 hits and 1,000 watchers. Bidding reached $999.99 before Goldenpalace.com, an Internet gambling company met Smith’s $10,000 asking price. Goldenpalace.com also gave her another $5,000 for her trouble.
Another person, inspired by Karolyne is currently auctioning his forehead as ad space on ebay.
Original Karolyne Smith eBay auction
Today, Smith wears her bangs down over the tattoo. The money must have run out, because she recently posted on Facebook that she’s living in her dad’s basement.
It’s now against the law to use GoldenPalace.com for gambling purposes within the U.S.