FORT LAUDERDALE –Money may not be able to buy love, but in Fort Lauderdale last night, it bought dates.
And it came to Local 10 noon co-anchor Jenise Fernandez, it bought two dates!
Dates with the ABC affiliate hottie and 19 other high-profile single men and women were auctioned off at Sway nightclub in Fort Lauderdale for the 19th Annual Make-a-Wish Bachelor & Bachelorette Dream Date Auction.
It was all for the kids — for the local chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, an outfit that grants outlandish wishes to children in a life-threatening health crisis.
More than 800 people came last night, and made it rain on those getting auctioned.
Fernandez says she’s used to putting herself on display, whether on the stages of pageants and on the boob tube. But she’s expecting a more harrowing experience in front of a packed house.
“It’s a bit terrifying,” she says. “You’re in a very vulnerable position. The worst things could be a no-bid situation, and I’ll feel awful, or someone who’s a little creepy getting the winning bid.
Last week Fernandez, 29, a former Miss Miami and fourth runner-up for Miss Florida, told us she worried no one would bid on her.
Not in that skin-tight red outfit!
In the end, two dudes tried to outbid one another and eventually both will got out with Fernandez, not at the same time of course.
And both Scott Alford and Cesar Gutierrez will get the VIP treatment at a Florida Panthers game with Fernandez on their arms after bidding $6,500 each.
Check out Mike Jachles’ gallery of the event below: