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Moss Gross-Out

DW staff (nda)
July 4, 2008

What would you do with a piece of artificial hair from another person's head? The smart money would be on a quick trip to the garbage can. But some bright spark had the idea of spinning the threads into gold.

Model Kate Moss poses for pictures at the Coty 100th Anniversary Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on September 12, 2004.
Kate has plenty of her own hair so she isn't too upset about losing her extensionsImage: dpa - Fotoreport

There seems to be no end to what can be bought or sold on Internet auction site eBay.

We've had celebrity cars like Juergen Klinsmann's VW Beetle and Pope Benedict XVI's Golf, the penalty kick notes from the Germany-Argentina World Cup 2006 quarter-final, and even a chewed-up piece of gum spat from the mouth of Britney Spears.

The latest to make it onto the site is a section of artificial hair reputedly lost by British supermodel Kate Moss while trying to duck paparazzi as she returned to the plush Hotel Adlon after a night out in Berlin last month.

Fake hair shed as Moss fled paparazzi

Kate Moss
Hair extensions can't be tested for drugsImage: dpa

The blonde hair extension, currently being auctioned for 805 euros ($1,264), according to the Friday, July 4 edition of the German Bild newspaper, was found by a photographer at the scene.

The photographer, it is reported, plans to donate the proceeds to a German anti-drugs charity.

Moss was accused and cautioned by police in Britain for possession of cocaine after photos of her allegedly using the drug appeared in a British tabloid.

After the incident, Ms. Moss is thought to be more careful with her real hair, which can be used in the testing of illicit substances. She is apparently not so diligent about her add-ons.

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