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Would you sell your face for a gap year?

According to an article on, two students are selling advertising space on their faces as part of an entrepreneurial gap year.

The idea is for the two graduates to raise enough funds to pay off their student loans. is planned to run for 366 days, during which time the boys will let companies ‘buy’ their faces for the day to advertise any project, they paint pictures and slogans across their faces and act as walking billboards.

At first the charge was simply £1 a day, but now over 160 days into the project the boys are charging £400 a day, and have earned over £31,000 so far. Companies have even taken the boys sky diving and skiing to advertise their projects.

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