The Strangest Items Celebrities Have Auctioned Off That People Actually Bought
Thanks to red carpet events, fancy galas, and multimillion-dollar contracts, celebrities and images of wealth and luxury go hand-in-hand. Still, that doesn't mean stars don't need a little extra cash from time to time! Even A-listers have been known to put up some truly outrageous items for auction, whether it's to raise money for a good cause or to pay off creeping debt. These outrageous celebrity sales prove that people will seriously buy anything...
1. Kim Kardashian's underwear
In 2014, the Kardashians united for a highly-publicized charity yard sale. Items sold included books, pictures, baby accessories, paintings... and Kim's underwear. They made over $200,000 just on used clothing! The proceeds went towards benefiting the No Kid Hungry, and the Greater Los Angeles Fisher House foundations. They were probably grateful to have received the funds rather than Kim's unmentionables!
2. Britney Spears' hair
During a manic episode in 2007, pop singer Britney Spears shaved off all of her hair and chased after paparazzi with an umbrella. Not one to pass up on a little extra cash, the hair salon jumped aboard the pop culture moment and auctioned off the singer's locks for more than $1,000,000. Savvy — yes. Morally questionable — also, yes.
3. Scarlett Johansson's used tissue
In 2008, while filming the Frank Miller-directed The Spirit, ScarJo caught a cold from her co-star Samuel L. Jackson. And we all know what colds mean — excessive amounts of tissue! After catching her co-star's lurgy, Johansson blew her nose not once, but twice on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show. According to the BBC, there was even some lipstick on the booger-drenched tissue. The er... lucky buyer splashed a whopping $5,300 on the germ-ridden rag! The proceeds went to the charity, USA Harvest.
4. John Lennon's tooth
As the story goes, when The Beatles star lost his tooth, he gave it to his then-housekeeper and told her to give it to her daughter, who was a massive Beatles fan. The stray tooth was eventually auctioned off to a dentist in Canada for a whopping $31,200! Talk about the tax man, sheesh.