Who needs to go to uni or learn a trade when you can just sex your way to a career? Well, maybe not a career. But fame? Probably. And money certainly.
First came Paris Hilton (sorry, couldn’t resist the cheap gag). Then Kim Kardashian and Girls of the Playboy Mansion star, Kendra Wilkinson.
All three made sex tapes which ‘leaked’ and propelled them to huge fame and reality shows of their own.
And now we have 21-year-old Farrah Abraham, protagonist of American reality series Teen Mom. Who, you ask? Well, exactly. As her 15 seconds of celebrity fame faded, Farrah was desperate to extend it. What she did next was a bit of a shocker.
As a reality show host might say, let’s have a look at Farrah’s journey so far…
2009: Gets pregnant at 16. Appears on MTV reality show 16 and Pregnant. Has baby daughter, Sophia, which leads to a starring role in MTV’s Teen Mom.
2012: Teen Mom is cancelled. Farrah releases book: “My teenage dream ended”. Releases a line of pasta sauces. Fame is fading without the TV show. Pictures of her dancing in her underwear and making out with a girlfriend mysteriously make their way to the tabloids.
2013: Farrah has almost completely fallen off the celebrity radar when she is spotted walking hand in hand with James Deen, a famous porn star, outside the offices of Vivid Entertainment, a porn distributor.
Farrah claims he’s her boyfriend. Deen apparently doesn’t get that memo and accidentally tells the media that she hired him to star in a sex tape with her. Awkward.
At first, Farrah denies the existence of a sex tape. She then says ‘there is a sex tape but I was taken advantage of’. Her mother backs this up and says she was filmed without her knowledge.
Always good to have mum in your corner.
Next, Farrah admits to a sex tape but says it’s for her own personal use and doesn’t plan to distribute it. Her mother stops talking to her.
She is spotted once again at the offices of Vivid Entertainment, the porn company. This time with her father and 4-year-old daughter in tow. Nice family outing.
On Tuesday, announces that she has sold her sex tape – called “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom” and starring herself and James Deen – to Vivid Entertainment for over $1 million. Tells US Weekly that she did it so that when she’s older, she’ll have her “best year to look back on.”