Mia Khalifa explained why young girls shouldn't enter the adult entertainment business lightly in the now-viral video. She warned them that the experience, no matter how brief, will leave them traumatized.
Khalifa's stunt in the porn industry lasted only a couple of months. She made 11 movies when she was 21, in 2014.
Now, the 27-year-old is trying to redeem her reputation while openly talking about her mischievous past.
Mia Khalifa's powerful message
In a robe, a former porn star posted an honest and powerful message to all the women looking for easy money.
The video already has over 10k comments and over 2,5 million views and counting. Though her time in the business was short, and she said she earned only 12K for her movies, she's still trending on adult websites.
"That hourly dissociative attack from remembering hundreds of millions of people's only impression of you is solely based on the lowest, most toxic, most uncharacteristic three months of your life when you were 21."
Though some argue that's rich coming from someone with her resume, Khalifa made a fair point. The internet never forgets, and while young women dream they'll be as rich and powerful as Kim Kardashian, the vast majority will crack under pressure.
Mia added that nothing's worth the trouble when a TikToker joked about starting a career in porn and earning big bucks.
Moving on from the past mistakes
Khalifa has since started working as a sports presenter and Instagram model. She recently opened an OnlyFans account, though she said that full nudity won't be part of her routine.
Today, her net worth is 2 million dollars, yet she claims that the adult movies she made will haunt her forever.
She's in love and engaged to her chef boyfriend, Robert Sandberg. It seems that her life's back on track, and one might argue that she got herself a life of luxury thanks to porn movies. Yet, in the Internet era, becoming famous has never been so easy.
Mia recently stated:
"They make it impossible to rectify your regrets should you have them in the future."
She was referring to the big companies who make the triple X rated movies. She has unsuccessfully tried to get her videos removed. Mia knows that the first thing anyone will learn about her is in those videos.
It doesn't mean that every experience is terrible, but most porn actresses regret their decisions. It's not hard to see why, and despite everything, Mia Khalifa's story is a success because she managed to reinvent herself. Think before you take off your clothes because the sex part is easy. The rest, not so much.