Online competition offering teenager chance to live with porn star likely to be 'a hoax'

The 16-year-old winner is believed to be a child actor

An online competition allegedly won by a 16-year-old, offering him the chance to live with a porn star is likely to be "fake", following reports the teenager is actually a child actor.

Ruslan Shchedrin, a teenage gamer from Moscow, reportedly won competition giving him the chance to live for a month with Russian adult film actress, Ekaterina Makarova, earlier this week, according to Russian news site LifeNews.

It is understood Ruslan claimed the prize after being the 100,000th person to visit Cases4Real, a website selling virtual weapons for the video games.

After learning of his win, Ruslan said he was “boiling inside” at the prospect of spending a month with Ms Makarova, according to the MailOnline.

Ms Makarova, who is believed to be in her mid-20s, has allegedly announced that if the boy wanted to have sex with her, she would consider it.

As expected the teen’s mother, Vera Schrdrina, had reservations about the prize, telling reporters: “I am absolutely against it. He has got exams, he is studying.”

However, since reports of the contentious contest have spread, Russian media have denounced it as a hoax.

Andrew Konyaev, a Russian viral marketing expert, said over Twitter the competition is "fake" and the teenage winner is "actually an actor".

“Guys, here’s a cool fake. This guy is an actor but news channel reports this viral story as real events,” said Mr Konyaev.

Ruslan is understood to be a child actor listed in several Russian film databases, according to BuzzFeed.

The authenticity of the teenager's family is also under question after the Russian media site TJournal claimed they were unable to verify the identity of the boy’s mother, while a girl claiming to be his 17-year-old sister is also reportedly an actress.

The identity of the porn star is also unclear, as she has allegedly performed in the adult film industry under a series of different names, including Ekaterina, Irena, Irene and Janna.

The man in charge of the organizing the competition, Dmitry Beseda, would not accept the contest was a hoax, telling TJournal the contest was simply “a fun competition”.

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