RUSSIAN billionaire Roman Abramovich has paid £2 million for the great big fat woman in the painting by Lucien Freud he bought last week.
Sue Tilley will have to spend 24 hours a day pretending to be asleep on a couch in Mr Abramovich's London home
A spokesman said: "He like painting very much, but when put in living room he say, 'is okay, but prefer real big fat lady on couch'."
The spokesman said Ms Tilley will be wheeled from room to room as Mr Abramovich moves through the house.
Since relocating to London the tycoon has developed a keen interest in art, particularly when it is made from real people.
His favourite is a full-scale recreation of the civil war masterpiece And When Did You Last See Your Father? which currently occupies about a third of his kitchen.
The models are only allowed to eat and use the toilet when Mr Abramovich and his guests have gone to bed.
Art dealer Tom Logan said: "His back garden is essentially the Hay Wain by Constable, with the cart, the horse and two guys who have to remain absolutely still the whole time.
"It sounds difficult, but you'd be amazed how little you move when there's a rooftop sniper aiming at your forehead."