How much money would it take to convince you to go on a date with a billionaire who’s more than double your age? For Kim Kardashian, all it took was $500,000. The 33-year-old reality star was invited to attend the Vienna Opera Ball as the personal guest of 81-year-old Richard Lugner, and in return, the Austrian businessman gave her a fat check for half a million.
Richard Lugner is known for paying big money to a different female celebrity every year to be his arm candy for the annual event. But unfortunately, the arrange date with Kim Kardashian didn’t go quite as well as he had hoped, because she failed to meet his expectations.
“Kim is annoying me because she’s not sticking to the program,” Richard Lugner told reporters. Kardashian, who usually loves to be in the spotlight, was said to be dodging the older man because she didn’t want him around for the filming of her reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “The guest should be with me and not anywhere else that is not agreed upon,” said Lugner.
He also wasn’t impressed with the fact that she refused to dance with him after he announced in a press conference that his date for the evening would be joining him on the dance floor. That’s not too much to ask, considering how much money he’s paying her.
According to Kim Kardashian however, the disastrous date wasn’t all her fault. She reportedly told her people that the rich older man was being too aggressive with her, grabbing her and even asking her to ditch her security so that they could be alone for a while.
That wasn’t all—Kim Kardashian was also incredibly offended by a man working at the event; he reportedly approached her wearing blackface and impersonated her famous fiancé, Kanye West. She ended up ditching her date and leaving the event about half an hour later.
What do you think: Would $500,000 be enough to convince you to go on a date with an 81-year-old?
Parker, H., et al., “Kim Kardashian ‘flees Vienna Mall after man in black face mimics Kanye West’…as date who paid her $500k complains she’s ‘annoying,’” Daily Mail web site, February 28, 2014; http://goo.gl/ikfKLX.