’s semi-finalist Antonella Barba
has been offered $500,000 by an online adult DVD renter called SugrarDVD. According to TMZ.com, her first gig, if she accepts the offer, would be to host a launch party for the company’s new video-on-demand service.
Barba, 20-year old New Jersey native, is studying architecture at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Aspiring to be a star, she went to New York to audition, made it through to Hollywood and became a top 24 finalist. She remained a “hot item” in the media ever since her provocative pictures surfaced the Internet. The pictures showed the American Idol
finalist and her friends topless at the beach.
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For some, her titillating exposure was distasteful, but for others, her pictures were very appealing. SugarDVD's CEO "Jax" said, “You saw her photos online, she's smokin’.”
Moreover, SugarDVD is not the only one interested in getting Barba as their spokesperson. Joe Francis, CEO of Girls Gone Wild has also offered Barba a $250,000 deal to become a host for the video company. But Jax welcomes the bidding war for Barba saying, "We will not lose because of money."
Barba was voted off American Idol last night, not making it through to the top 12 finalists.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist