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Man who listed his car with photos of scantily clad daughter has no regrets.

When Oregon father Kim Ridley wanted to showcase his 1977 Datsun on the US eBay site, he tried to make it look more attractive by adding a provocatively-posed – and somewhat underdressed – young woman with it.

If she were a professional model, there would probably be some tut-tuts but little surprise. But what has shocked people is that the young woman is his 20-year-old daughter, Lexxa.

The eBay images showed her in a variety of sexy poses around the car: in one with her legs spread and the car seen between them; and in another leaning over the bonnet and pushing her derriere towards the camera.

Advertising industry journal Adweek says that Kim being Lexxa's father "puts a strange and newly unwholesome spin on the … 'Sex sells' motif that goes beyond the usual cliches."

However Mr Ridley said he has no regrets about taking or using the images. "If I felt bad about it, I wouldn't do it," Mr Ridley told Adweek, adding that he often used sexy photographs of Lexxa and her friends to sell items.

Mr Ridley eventually sold the Datsun -- which had desirably low mileage at 49,964 miles (78,860km) -- for $7,500.

Did the photos go too far? Or is the father-daughter relationship no different to any other 'sex sells' advertising?


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  • what a gross looking skank!

    Yuk of Seattle Posted on 24 November 2013 6:19am
  • dirty looking little girl who wants to grow up to fast and will regret that horrid ink on her skin (coming from a respectable 21yr old tattoo lover) smile

    renee d of australia Posted on 18 November 2013 4:30pm
  • Thanks a lot for providing the nice info in this blog.

    SharmaRonit Posted on 22 December 2012 8:20pm
  • A 1977 Datsun and the little scrubber with tatts make a good
    pairing . . .    Sexy? Not in this pic !!

    jag Posted on 22 December 2012 12:53am
  • Sorry about all the ‘morals’ involved in this topic…
    She’s a cutie, and if I were her dad, I WOULD’VE DONE THE SAME, BUT IN THONGS… She’s beautiful, over 18 and seems to have enjoyed the thing.
    Everybody is happy here, and that’s all that counts.

    Beto Brasil of Brazil Posted on 19 December 2012 11:19am
  • As far as the “morals” of Duh Dad, I mean *HELLO!*... he’s a USED CAR SALEMAN! 

    That’s lower than “Pimp”, in case you were wondering. ;^)

    Ian Sinclair Posted on 05 December 2012 12:02pm
  • Downscale tats + big hoopy earrings = SKANK HO!  And yes, “Lexxa” as a name = pure stripper/pornslut.

    PS: Is that a lip piercing?... or a RAGING HERPES SORE???

    I had a 240Z back when, “The Poor Man’s Daytona”... I miss the simple, strong straight-6 and no-frills 4-speed manual… such a clean example deserves a better sales “model” than “Lexxa”... lulz.

    Ian Sinclair Posted on 05 December 2012 11:57am
  • Her father made her out to be available to all. I think his idea could be linked to child abuse or abuse of women and children.

    Collitjies of South Africa Posted on 01 December 2012 6:03am
  • Andrew - i think you missed the point here - its her DAD! The one who should love and protect at all costs…not exploit or take advantage to get an extra $200 in his pocket. Disgusting.

    Tracey of Sydney Posted on 30 November 2012 9:10am
  • He knows what his daughter is, so he uses it.

    James Posted on 29 November 2012 10:44pm
  • Don’t give up your day job, a photographer you are not! And you succeeded in making your daughter look sleezy.

    Waylander Posted on 29 November 2012 10:38pm
  • She may have been conceived because of this vehicle, maybe even in it….

    She looks pretty trashy anyway

    dougthebear of Sydney Posted on 29 November 2012 9:27pm
  • ugly bitch

    nob head Posted on 29 November 2012 6:39pm
  • Once again blatant lying and misrepresentation - by news reporters. Specifically, “Dad forces girl to pose… ” there is NOTHING in the story to imply she was forced.
    The car (240Z ?) actually looked nicer than the girl. All those tattoos are like graffiti ie. hideous

    Alan of Adelaide Posted on 29 November 2012 6:34pm
  • Yeah. Going by the standards that NEWS Ltd works by, I could see them thinking there was something sexy to these photos. What does Rupert and his Lauchlin think of Sarah exposing herself, in her undies, on TV, any time of the day.

    Wider Vision of Brisbane Posted on 29 November 2012 6:26pm
  • Wrong wrong wrong Parenting for Dummies 101…............

    MotherB of Perth Posted on 29 November 2012 6:11pm
  • Sexy ?  Only in Bogan land…..

    Daniele of Brisbane Posted on 29 November 2012 4:18pm
  • Um….Parenting fail.

    Bobbo Posted on 29 November 2012 2:42pm
  • Sorry, what was the point of this story - it’s fine if a big corporation does it, but bad for an individual? Double-standard much?

    Andrew of Australia Posted on 29 November 2012 2:05pm
  • If that doesn’t make you throw up, go to her Dads website ridleys rides dot com and have a look at her pinup gallery…

    Disturbed of Perth Posted on 29 November 2012 1:57pm
  • this is well f**ked up…

    Mr G Posted on 29 November 2012 1:51pm
  • Ummm…what’s so wrong with this?  Yeah, ok, so she’s in her underwear and a skimpy shirt for most of the shots, but you know what?  She’s an ADULT!  It’d be different if she was 15 or 16, but she’s 20.  And does it matter if the photos were taken by her father or by some random guy with a camera?  I’m sure there are plenty of other models who started out by modelling in front of a relative’s camera. 
    Personally, I see nothing wrong with this eBay ad - whether the photos were taken by her father or by someone else, she’s old enough to make her own decisions.

    Sezy of Perth Posted on 29 November 2012 12:53pm
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