by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

At the OneXOne charity gala Thursday night in San Francisco, Charlize Theron auctioned off a kiss for an incredible $140,000 — to a woman.

The lip service was a last-minute addition to a South Africa/World Cup package she was auctioning. When bidding stalled at $37,000, well below the $280,000 that Jeremy Piven had just raised, Theron upped the ante. From US Weekly,

“For f*** sake! You can do better,” she tells attendees. “There is no way I am leaving here with Jeremy Piven getting a higher bid. I’ve got t**** for God’s sake.” To sweeten the pot, she offered up a 7-second kiss for $130,000 to a male bidder. “Swine flu is going around. This is high risk kissing!” she told him. After one man bid $135,000, a woman upped the stakes to $140,000 — ascending the stage for a 20-second smooch as the audience counted down.

Check out video of the donated smooch below (click to play):

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

View all posts by Michael dEstries →