Will Mia Khalifa ever return to sex work? Hear from the star herself
Over the last few years, Mia Khalifa’s name has been all over the news. The controversial star is most known for a sex tape released in 2014 in which she was wearing a hijab. A firestorm ignited over the video, both bringing Mia’s name to prominence and opening a whole can of worms in the process.
So what’s Mia Khalifa’s story? What has she been up to since she quit sex work? And does she have plans to return to the industry in the future? Read on to find out!
Who is Mia Khalifa?
Mia was born in Lebanon to a Catholic family in 1993. Her family emigrated to the United States in 2001 and grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. She was bullied for her skin color, especially after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
Prior to sex work, she worked on a Spanish game show similar to Deal of No Deal, along with modeling & bartending.
Quick rise to fame
Mia started out in sex work by posting nude photos with her ex-husband on Reddit. Then in October 2014, the famous (or infamous) video of Mia having a threesome while wearing a hijab came out. The video was a megahit but sadly led to Mia’s family disowning her. The video was met with a lot of backlash but also led to Mia being the number one performer on P***hub by December.
The famous video led Mia to performing in more videos. While she only ended up working for three months in the adult industry, she remained one of the most popular performers across the internet even several years after she quit.
After leaving the adult industry, Mia had several different careers. For a while, she worked as a paralegal and a bookkeeper before transitioning into a social media personality. She’s also worked as a webcam model for BangBros, was a sports commentator for a few different online shows, has had guest appearances on Hulu’s Ramy, & maintains an OnlyFans account.
Probably the biggest thing to happen since Mia left sex work was her legal battle with BangBros & Pornhub. Mia’s been fighting them to have the rights to her porn vids returned to her, along with getting her domain names back. There’s currently a popular hashtag #JusticeForMia and a Change.org campaign to raise awareness for her struggles.
Returning to the industry?
So, that brings us to the big question: will Mia Khalifa be returning to the adult industry anytime soon? A year or so after she stopped, Mia told The Washington Post that sex work wasn’t necessarily something she was interested in any longer. She said, “I guess it was my rebellious phase. It wasn’t really for me. I kind of smartened up and tried to distance myself from that.”
It’s been a few years since then and Mia is well within her rights to change her mind – so has she?
When Mia announced last year that she was creating an OnlyFans account, a site used by a lot of sex workers to control their own content, many thought she was returning to porn. That isn’t exactly the case.
Mia has stated: “I am finally growing in my self-confidence in who I am and the decisions I make for me…Even though I will not be creating nude content…I want to take my power back and just post what I want and what makes me feel good.”
In fact, after her experience, she’s pretty anti-porn industry. “Those 11 videos will haunt me until I die, and I don’t want another girl to go through that . . . because no one should. Long story short: don’t do porn. And if you do, don’t do it with a company. Do it for yourself on your own terms.”
This doesn’t mean she’s anti-porn. She just wants people to make sure they’re being ethical about it and not watching porn made by exploitative companies. “Like your groceries, shop local and direct from the creators.”
As for now, Mia is happy in her current career. “I have a full time job . . . as an accountant.” Good for her! We wish her all the best on her current and future endeavors!