When porn producers came knocking, Calista Melissa Mingst turned them down, and she does not regret that one bit. Porn is a lucrative business, but the former dental assistant has found a better way to make a living.
The 40-year-old Texan girl is making a tidy sum of money on a regular basis through OnlyFans.
She sends her beautiful photos and recordings to her Instagram account as well, where she enjoys a fanbase of over 470,000 followers.
As a dental assistant, she was making about $20,000 a year. But today, through her OnlyFans account, she makes more than that in a week.
At the moment, she makes around $30,000 a week.
She Challenges Ageists As Well
Calista has not just proven that you can make a killing with model looks without ending up in porn, she is also clear proof that age is not always a barrier to success in this industry.
At the age of 40, she is giving twenty-year-olds a run for their money. She is living proof that you don't need a young body to flaunty your beauty.
She says the secret to her timeless looks is her sexuality. She revealed this in a not-so-direct way a while back:
I read an Iggy Pop meeting for a spell back,' she revealed to Jam Press. 'He was asked how he continued looking so youthful – he said he ate a great deal of red meat and f***ed a ton.
Indeed, I am vegetarian so I get it's the other thing!
Back in 2007, Calista first gave the idea of changing her career some serious thought. In fact, she moved to Los Angeles with the intention of getting into pornography.
She even came up with her own personality, and went by the name Mistress Malice.
She then discovered that most of the money would be going into someone else's pocket. She was not happy about that, and decided to try something else:
I took an interest in the Miss Horrorfest challenge in 2007 and won as my character "Paramour Malice".
The title incorporated a one-year contract working in a special limit with respect to the grown-up film organization After Dark in LA.
I worked the limited time and show circuit and ran a YouTube channel for Mistress Malice. They utilized one of my photographs for their "8 Films to Die For" box set that year.
I played out a not-distantly elegant sexual moment in The Butterfly Effect 3 during this time, which just paid $1,400.
I had interest from all the lead pornography organizations, even a welcome to the Playboy Mansion. However, I "no d" directly out of LA, moved back to Dallas, and continued giving things to dental specialists for $20,000 every year.
Things Changed During The Difficult Coronavirus Pandemic
The COVID-19 changed a lot of things. For one, Calista had to shut down the rec center she ran with her partner.
She also made the life-altering decision to join OnlyFans to boost her paycheck and fund her plastic surgery.
Today, she admits she has dealt with all kinds of strange requests while working on OnlyFans. And obviously, she has had to turn down some of them.
Like many other people, Calista has found a financial footing by opening an OnlyFans account. It seems like her decision to stay away from the porn industry paid off, as she can now live life on her own terms and make a decent amount of money while at it.