Former porn star turned activist and sports media personality, Mia Khalifa, is auctioning her “signature” eyeglasses to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross after the devastating blast that rocked the country’s capital port city on August 4th, killing over 200 and causing over 7,000 persons to be injured. The glasses are listed on auction site eBay, where the bid at the time of this writing was $100,000 US. The highest price ever paid for eyeglasses in auction is held for a pair of Elvis Presley’s 14K chrome and plastic sunglasses that sold for $159,000.
The Lebanese-American Khalifa has chosen to sell off the infamous glasses, which were her signature accessory when she rose to fame in the porn industry in 2014.
From her eBay listing:
The novelty glasses are the best prop, I will sign them (if you want), and take one last polaroid wearing them before sending them off to their new home!!!
I’m adding something more to the auction every $25k raised and announcing it on Instagram. Before the original listing was removed at $100k (for reasons now cleared with eBay. This auction is being run with both their, and the LRC’s awareness), the last prize added for that milestone was my retainer.
LET’S RAISE SOME MONEY TO BENEFIT LEBANON’S MOST VALUABLE ASSET AT THIS TIME OF CRISIS, THE LEBANESE RED CROSS.
I WILL BE LIVE STREAMING THE FINAL FEW HOURS OF THE AUCTION ON A PLATFORM TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
ALSO TAKING SUGGESTIONS FOR PRIZES TO ADD, LET’S GET WILD AND RAISE A SHIT TON OF MONEY FOR THE LEBANESE PEOPLE. OLO
The auction closes on Sunday, August 16, 2020.