One of the models at the centre of baseball’s World Series flashing scandal has revealed the extraordinary cost of their stunt.
Major League Baseball has banned three women from games indefinitely after two flashed Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole during Game 5 of the World Series on Monday.
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Julia Rose and Lauren Summer performed the act during the seventh inning of the game, the X-rated stunt immediately going viral around the world.
The women have since claimed the stunt was designed to raise money for breast cancer, but they might be struggling to make a profit.
Rose has revealed the cost of tickets for the girls and their entourage to get seats behind home plate came in at about $US80,000 ($AU116,000).
However Rose says it was all worth it simply because of the worldwide exposure (pardon the pun).
“It is one of the best sports with the most coverage. You know where the cameras are most of the time,” she told Complex.
“Personally, I’m a huge football fan, but when it comes to football, you know it’s almost impossible to get on camera.
“So we knew the cameras and where they’d be, and it’s the kind of just go for it type thing with baseball.”
Rose also said their stunt was about one year in the making - and security guards had an inkling about what was about to go down.
“As we are taking that photo, there’s two security guards trying to pull us back, but we knew that, like, you can’t get really hands-on, so we’ve just tried ignoring them,” Rose said.
“But they radioed for back-up. Back-up came and then they ended up escorting us back up and waited, and then cops showed up, and security showed up, and we were escorted by five security guards down to MLB jail, I guess you could say.
“We were detained for about two hours, and that’s when they came down and handed us the letter basically stating that we’re banned from that stadium for five years and all MLB events indefinitely.”
More stunts to follow?
Despite the subsequent bans, the women say it won't be the last the world sees of them, with plans to “100 per cent” target more sporting events.
“We definitely have some more stuff up our sleeves,” Rose told The New York Post.
MLB was quick to review the footage and Summer received a letter from the league on Sunday night.
“On October 27, 2019, you attended World Series Game 5 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C,” the letter read.
“During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business. You were also part of a scheme in which you induced others to expose themselves to promote the business.
“You are hereby banned from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities, indefinitely.”
The women claim they flashed Cole “for breast cancer.” They also did it in order to promote their business, a digital magazine called Shagmag.
Summer says the proceeds from Shagmag will go toward helping women with breast cancer pay off their medical bills.
“To clarify, yes we knew we would get banned, yes the letters are real, and yes, I would do it again lol,” Summer wrote on Twitter.
“More importantly, subscribe to @SHAGMAG_ because the proceeds go directly to women with breast cancer to pay for their medical bills.”