A British man has become an unlikely celebrity in the Dominican Republic after being rejected by by his internet girlfriend.
Struggling mum-of-four Wilfa Soto Peguero claimed she agreed to get to know Glyn Thomas Bailey in person after he offered to help her raise her children.
She claims there was something of a plot twist when she went to pick him up at the airport – and he had no ticket back home and no money.
Wilfa ended up turning herself and Glyn, of Rhymney in south east Wales, into the most talked-about couple in the Caribbean nation after recording a social media video pleading for someone to take him off her hands because she didn’t have enough money to maintain him.
Newspapers and TV stations in the Dominican Republic have raked over Glyn’s social media profiles, which has provoked parodies accounts to mock him as a fake Prince Charming.
The real-life soap opera has even been turned into a rap video – featuring him smiling and nodding in the background in total ignorance of what they are singing about. The plot thickens as it emerges that around 25 of his 70 (all female) Facebook friends all come from the Dominican Republic.
He is expected to be flown back to the UK with the help of locally-based British diplomats. The doomed romance was sparked when Wilda agreed to meet him after a six-month Internet affair using Google Translate in which he admitted he wasn’t wealthy but promised to help her raise her children.
She said: ‘I asked him to send me money so I could go and fetch him from the airport and he never sent me anything.
‘But as he was coming to meet me I couldn’t just abandon him like he was a nobody so I decided to borrow money to go to the airport. ‘Later when I checked his ticket I realised he’d come with the intention of staying here and I can’t look after him.