PLAYBOY model Daniella Chavez has claimed she has raised £6.5million as she attempts to buy Chilean football club O’Higgins.
The 35-year-old started an OnlyFans account just two weeks ago and made it clear she was doing so in order to fund the purchase of the team based in her home city of Rancagua.
Chavez recently started an OnlyFans account at the end of JulyCredit: @daniellachavezofficial
She has taken to OnlyFans in order to buy the Chilean football club O’HigginsCredit: @daniellachavezofficial
She has already raised more than £6million towards the purchase of the clubCredit: @daniellachavezofficial
This is O’Higgins FC’s Stadium which is named Estadio El TenienteCredit: Poderyliderazgo
Now just a fortnight later, she has remarkably said she has already raised more than £6m.
And while she will need at least another £10m to be in with a chance of taking over O’Higgins – which is currently owned by businessman Ricardo Abumohor – the rapid rate at which she is securing the money is quite unbelievable.
Speaking on Twitter last week, she said: “I have raised $8m (£6.5m)… today I see in the news that the O’Higgins leadership does not want to sell to me.”
She then went on to take aim at Abumohor, adding: “Ricardo Abumohor put it up for sale and now that I want to buy it they tell me no!
“I thought this man was more serious and I’m sure I can do much more for the club than him… I’m from the region, I’m a fan and he’s not!
“Apparently Abumohor [wants to sell the club] unless a woman wants to buy the club.”
O’Higgins’ owners were forced to release a statement after Chavez accused them of sexism.
They stated that while there were no plans to “sit down to talk with Chavez”, they had not ruled out the possibility of her buying the club.
The statement read: “Faced with press articles in digital media that have stated – with reserved sources – that the Abumohor family rules out the sale of the club to a particular person, we want to clarify that this information is erroneous and does not represent the values of the Abumohor family.
“Although the club has previously stated that it is open to the incorporation of new actors or investors to promote the growth of the institution, these proposals must be formally presented to the leadership that heads the club.
“We cannot consider as real, concrete or formal, interests manifested through social networks. We are a serious institution publicly recognised for its values.
“The club rejects the notion that they would be opposed to someone based on their origins, race or social status.”
Chavez, who charges £17 per month to access her OnlyFans account, accepted the statement and is now continuing to raise money.
She has previously explained why she believes she would make a good owner of O’Higgins.
Chavez told Chilean radio station ADN: “I believe that with my management team, we can do things better, return to Rancagua a winning team, with aspirations.
“Not playing just to participate. I want a winning team that fights for everything.”
This is not the first time she has tried to put her own funds into football.
Two years ago, Chavez invested in the Chilean lower league club Rancagua Sur Sports Club.
Chavez has more than 16 million followers on InstagramCredit: @daniellachavezofficial
She is keen to continue raising funds to buy the football clubCredit: @daniellachavezofficial