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Yahoo to auction rights to photograph Riyo Mori for charity

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The rights to photograph Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori, 23, will be auctioned off on Yahoo! Japan to raise money for charity. Mori is a goodwill ambassador for the charity “BEYOND THE BORDER PROJECT” for Doctors Without Borders.

Bids for the auction close at 10 a.m. on May 30.

Mori said: “I am honored to be able to participate in this action. I am moved by the words 'Lives cannot be saved with only medical care,' and it made me realize that the feeling to want to help can save people. I would like as many people as possible to realize that.”

Details of the photo shoot will be decided on by Mori and the successful bidder. Asked what she would do if the bidder requests a swimsuit shot, Mori said with a smile, "I'll think about it at the time."

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I bid 100 yen!

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110 yen...

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111 yen

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I can imagine this bidding actually getting a bit higher but...120 yen...

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112 yen, no need for a swimsuit

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150 yen and half an onigiri!

Moderator: Sensible comments please.

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Money can buy anything - and most easily Miss Universe titles/

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it depends on what kind of pictures and how I could use the pictures for my own profit after taking it.

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I hope she and all of you do some analysis before throwing money at charity. I have no problem to donate to victims of natural disasters, but donating to hungry and homeless just because they are poor must stop. By doing so we are braking the natural phenomenon of our world. We are damaging the eco-system by allowing other humans to depend on our donations. Us, humans have to earn our right to survive, just like all other species do. This is the only way we can preserve the natural balance that mother nature has given us. Ever seen the "do not feed the birds" sign? What gives you the right to think it doesn't apply to humans?

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To photo? Like nude?

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nisegaijin, geez, friend... I think you need a hug... or a role model or something...

I understand that people shouldn't rely on hand outs, but I think we've all benefited from someone's charity in one way or another. I know I wouldn't be where I am today had it not been for someone's generosity. I hope you do some analysis as well. ;)

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I would gladly pay a kings ransom for some asymetric photos.

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Ituzr, i can't recall me and my family been given a handout, but ok, i take your point, anybody can face difficulties and might need a little push to get back on track. But that's not what i am talking about. Something has to be done with charities so unnatural that receivers see only logic going like: more i reproduce, more charity i will get. This has to stop!

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Would be great if they could direct medical charity to Japan so women in labor won't have to die while being rejected by hospital after hospital.

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It sounds mean but nisegaijin raises a fair point. Aid is needed to alleviate suffering, but demographic fundamentals in many poor countries are awful, and problem won't be fixed without basic changes. See an excellent book that addresses this -- "A Farewell to Alms" by Gregory Clark...

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I get nisegaijin's point as well which is fair, but organizations like the one featured in this article still deserve to be helped provided the money goes where it should. I may be mistaken, but I don't think this particular charity is meant to help out the lazy freeloaders in 1st world countries, but rather those who suffer as refugees in war ravaged nations or maybe malaria stricken countries and what not.

Still, I'd like to know more about your opinion or what you learned from that book. I might not have time to read it so maybe you can share a little on this forum.

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