With the job market the way it is at the moment, having employment can be a precious commodity. A lot of people can’t afford to lose their job because it could take months, or even years, to get a new one. But when one woman lost her corporate job, she got creative to find a new one right away.
How? By making adult videos.
In an article called “I Gave Up My Corporate Job to Be a Porn Star,” adult film actress Alix Lynx told Cosmopolitan how she made the…unique career move.
Lynx originally got a BA in TV broadcasting and then got a MBA in digital marketing. In less than a year, she got and job was even promoted to account executive. But when the company she worked for instituted layoffs, she was also let go. After trying to find more work in the industry, she realized it wasn’t really for her. That’s when a friend mentioned cam sites to her and she signed up immediately. Here’s what she said:
That night, I signed up for an account, which was approved two days later. You submit a few pictures of yourself, nude or not, fill out your basic payment and tax information, submit two forms of ID, a picture of you holding your ID next to your face, and fill out and sign paperwork proving you are of legal age.
She continued working a day job at the same time, but realized she could make more money if she stuck with camming.
Adult film was something she had always wanted to do. She said the following in the interview:
When I grew up, I was a competitive figure skater, gymnast, and cheerleader, and I loved getting dolled up. After school, I vowed to move to California and make [porn] happen. At 15 or 16 on summer break, I was watching movies on the couch. This documentary on the adult film industry came up. I don’t remember what it was about but Jenna Jameson and Jesse James seemed a lot more confident and sexier [on screen]. They owned everything. They were making a living off getting people off.
I wasn’t promiscuous growing up — I’d lost my virginity at 16 to my high school boyfriend — but I never made sex a big deal. When I saw that documentary, I was drawn in. I was like, “I want to be in porn.”
She eventually decided to move on from camming and moved to California to work in the adult industry. She originally didn’t tell her family, but when she appeared in a viral video showing how to give blowjobs with popsicles and people found out. Her family supports her career choice, which is more than most young people can say.
Lynx says she has no plans on slowing down and says she plans on building her own adult empire. She says, “I’m going to be a household name.”
We’re guessing her popularity will be greatest amongst men.
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