COLLEGE student Valentina has a far more glamorous lifestyle than your average 18-year-old.
The teenager – who features in a new BBC show Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating – says she gets thousands of pounds in a monthly allowance from her SEVEN sugar daddies, some of whom are over 40 – and she enjoys dressing up as a schoolgirl for them.
She claims an average sugar baby can get about £3,000 a month from one man, so with seven on the go, Valentina could be raking in up to £49K a month.
As well as the money, Valentina who is studying fashion at college, also has wardrobes packed with luxury goodies, with the most expensive items being gifts from her older men.
Some items – such as designer dresses that she wears out for dinner dates and cocktails – cost “over a grand”.
“When I see something I like I will gesture to him, I will touch him on the shoulder, make eye contact… everything you do that is considered flirting,” she said.
I will make him associate shopping with sexual things because men are sexual creatures,” she explains.
But all of this doesn’t come for free
The relationships with her sugar daddies are sexual, she admitted, but the men keep it “interesting”.
Sometimes there is role playing involved, with men entertaining “schoolgirl” fantasies, but the fashionista claimed she enjoys dressing up.
“Of course I want to sleep with them, of course I want to rip their clothes off just like any other relationship,” she said.
“I enjoy it too, it’s fun.
“I act like a schoolgirl… I am a schoolgirl, I am at college, but you know what I mean.”
But despite the sex and cash gifts, Valentina believes hers are just like any other relationships.
She insists it is not the same as being an escort or a sex worker.
While some of the men may be more than twice her age, the 18-year-old said she prefers older men.
“I can never level with boys my age because their motives are different to mine,” she said.
“They would rather sit at home and play Fifa.”
Her favourite sugar daddy is 47 and she hopes to marry him when he retires, the show reveals, despite seeing him only three or four times a month.
She is aware that the men like the fact she is young.
They don’t want a woman who is going to come to them grumbling with problems, with the stresses of her life,” she said.
“They want a girl who injects youthfulness back into their lives.”
Part of the appeal for her, is that one day, she hopes the sugar daddies’ money will help her start her own brand that will let her become financially independent.
Aside from her seven current sugar daddies, she dates men on a “pay per meet” basis, for dinner and cocktails, after which she “calls it a night”.
“I ask for a sum of money for the date,” she said.
“It costs, all the effort I’ve put in to get glammed up for him.”
“If I like him and we get along, maybe then he is a PSD, a potential sugar daddy.”
While it may be controversial, it is easy to see why some teenagers may find the idea of getting easy money from a sugar daddy appealing, rather than grafting at a part time job or getting into debt at university.
Valentina met most of her sugar daddies online, on websites such Seeking Arrangement, which has more than 10 million members globally.
The site help sugar babies, attractive young people seeking a luxurious lifestyle, to meet sugar daddies, successful and wealthy men who enjoy “attractive” company.
It claims to offers “mutually beneficial relationships”, which allow both sides to clearly state what they are looking for in a partner.
Sugar babies will get to experience “a luxurious lifestyle and meet wealthy people”, according to the site.
The BBC show goes on to explore how the website entices cash-strapped students by claiming they could earn “an average monthly allowance of £2,900 a month”.
It offers a free premium membership to those with university email addresses, claiming they could “avoid student debt and secure a better future”.
One student tells the show’s presenter Tiffany Sweeney that it is “tempting” to join.
She said she believes sugar dating has become more popular with students, partly due to social media showing them glamorous lifestyles that others have.
Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating airs tonight at 10.35pm on BBC1.