A former adult actress can be a low paying occupation. Mia Khalifa has revealed that she only made $12K during her albeit brief career. And fans shock because she’s so famous.
Mia Khalifa only works in the adult film industry for three months in 2014 when she was 22. But her videos were so wildly popular that as of 2018. So she still the number two most searched for a star on Pornhub according to VICE.
Speaking to her 2.7million Twitter followers, the 26year-old talk about her earnings until she left the business behind four years ago.
Now she reveals how poorly she paid and fans are freaking. In a tweet post this morning, she wrote. “People think I’m racking in millions from porn,” the 26year-old tweet on Aug. 11. “I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry. And never saw a penny again after that. So Difficulty finding a normal job after quitting porn was… scary.”
People think I’m racking in millions from porn. Completely untrue. I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that. Difficulty finding a normal job after quitting porn was… scary. Full interview here: https://t.co/xHK7SmhfrY pic.twitter.com/fwJlyzHznq
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) 12 August 2019
That news caused her to become a top trending Twitter topic throughout the day. “So you mean to tell me that Mia Khalifa signs a 360 deal with Pornhub. And only made 12 racks off her porn vids…?. It’s a cold world bruh,” one fan wrote in shock.
Another added, “And 3 months?. I think it’s pretty clear she never even want to do porn which makes it ten times worse”. “Mia Khalifa only got 12k for doing porn….THAT’S TUFFFF” a user name Gavin tweet.
Lebanese born Mia shot to fame in an Oct. of 2014. BangBros video where she wore a hijab during a threesome. Due to the controversial nature of it, she became an overnight sensation in the adult film world.
So becoming Pornhub’s number one star by the end of December of that year. But by January of 2015, she decides to leave the industry after getting death threats. Recently she sat down for a long interview with Megan Abbott on YouTube. Which she links to in her post about only making 12K in porn.
“The turning point, of course, was when I did the hijab scene”. She says in the interview. “That is when the ISIS death threats came in, all of the news broke out — globally. Not just in America.
It was trending on Twitter, it was all over the news. I was banned from a handful of countries…Egypt…Afghanistan…Very Muslim countries deeply offended by it — and I’m Catholic. So to me, it wasn’t, ‘Oh yea, this is bad’. What I actually say when they propose the scene to me. And this is verbatim, was: ‘You motherf**kers are going to get me killed.’”
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“The day after the scene drop is when everything blew up. I went from 400 followers on Instagram to like 200,000 in the span of three days. And then it just kept snowballing until I was at 2 million like 6 months later.
This was after I had quit porn. It just kept growing, and growing, and growing — and then my Instagram account hack by ISIS,” Mia reveal. She also said that the transition out of porn was “terrifying”. And that “I didn’t know what I was going to do”. She’s since the transition into working as a sports pundit.