Rise of the 'rinsers': Meet the women trawling the internet for rich men to fund their extravagant lifestyles
Channel 4 documentary 'Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys' exposes new trendWomen claim to be mistresses of the art of manipulating men
19:27 GMT, 16 May 2012
In the grips of recession most people are having to forget their material desires. But a new breed of women dubbed 'rinsers', are taking to the internet to find rich men who will fund their expensive shopping habits.
Featured in a Channel 4 documentary 'Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys' Jeanette Worthington, Danica Thrall and Hollie Capper reveal how they use their feminine charms to get thousands of pounds worth of goods from wealthy Twitter and Facebook followers.
They rarely meet their admirers in person and merely offer virtual friendship in exchange for designer products. As 33-year-old Liverpudlian Jeanette notes: 'I do nice things for my friends and I don’t expect them to have sex with me.’
Jeanette Worthington (centre) sits with two friends before hitting bars and nightclubs to find rich men
Cartier watches, pairs of Jimmy Choos, exotic holidays, cosmetic procedures, are some of the spoils that have been lavished on the trio by deep-pocketed devotees.
And to ensure that their admirers send the right items each post detailed wish lists to their Twitter, facebook and Amazon accounts.
Glamour model Danica Thrall, from Derbyshire, reveals that she has been provided with 20,000 worth of goods in the space of just three months.
Strewn over her bed are a range of designer wares, including a sparkly cocktail dress worth 1,400 and a lacy Agent Provocateur lingerie set costing more than 800.
‘Guys have all kinds of fantasies and things that they find a bit of a turn on. And I think one of them is buying gifts for girls,' she says.
On the pull: Danica talks with one male admirer on Skype
Meanwhile mother-of-two Jeanette Worthington, 33, from Liverpool who has been 'rinsing' for years says she can't imagine life any other way.
During the one hour documentary she is seen hitting London clubs in a bid to expand her business network which boasts some of 'the richest men in the country' – including footballer Mario Balotelli.
She is dripping head to toe in designer gear, the majority of which has been given to her for free.
Gold digger Hollie Capper wants to teach other women the art of rinsing
Her latest present is a gold Cartier watch bestowed on her by a businessman she met in a cocktail bar.
Describing her fanbase she says: 'Mainly businessman, maybe a divorcee. That’s generally who they are. If somebody finds a young one that’s quite rare like a four-leaf clover.'
And fashion aside she manages to swindle a business-class shopping spree to New York thanks to the generosity of one over-friendly fan.
Relatively new to the 'rinsing' phenomenon, mother-of-one Hollie from Nottingham,who is on the lookout for men who can help pay her household bills.
In one month she makes 950 in cash given to her on first dates and there is still extra to be made with gifts due to be sold on eBay.
And it's clear she is already hooked on her money-making hobby.
'I want to women how to do it. What's the point in scrimping and saving for all of your life when a muppet down the road is going to pay you 1,000 a month to live like a princess,' she tells the camera.
Despite experienced rinser Jeanette realising the lifestyle has it's pitfalls and manipulating men can come at an price, she says it would be impossible to live a 'normal life'.
She adds: 'I'm not doing anything wrong, I'm not breaking any laws. If people are going to fall for it it's their problem… They're stupid.'
To watch the Channel 4 documentary visit: www.channel4.com