Music box sales boom in Turkey after writer Metin Hara’s love affair with Adriana Lima
ISTANBULSales of music boxes in Turkey have boomed after Turkish writer Metin Hara said he wooed supermodel Adriana Lima’s heart by gifting her a music box.
Hara had said on July 14 that he wooed Lima in the resort district Bodrum with a poem and a music box worth 30 Turkish Liras.
“This time, the men with cigars, yachts and factories did not win. A 30-lira music box and a poem written on a piece of paper won. Young people should know that. If a beautiful woman beyond all definition can fall in love with me, it shows that it is not just about money anymore,” he said.
According to data from Turkey’s largest online shopping website hepsiburada.com, sales of music boxes and searches for them on the website have more than doubled.
“Since Hara’s interview, sales and searches of music boxes via websites have increased 119 percent,” said an official from the website.
Meanwhile, a number of stores in Turkey have started to sell music boxes referring to Hara’s name.
Hara and Lima were seen together kissing passionately at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport on July 10.
They later confirmed that they were in a love affair after holidaying together in Bodrum.