Despite being one of the most popular pornstars on the internet, Mia Khalifa has come out to say that she earned a total of $12,000 during her brief career in the porn industry.

“People think I’m racking in millions from porn,” the 26-year-old former porn actress wrote on Twitter.

“I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that. Difficulty finding a normal job after quitting porn was… scary.”

In another tweet, the Lebanese-American social media personality said she was only clarifying the “common misconceptions” about herself and the adult film industry.

“To clarify, I was never promised ‘millions’, nor do I expect it. I’m just clarifying common misconceptions about me, and in turn, about the industry,” she wrote.

Khalifa joined the pornographic film industry in October 2014 but gained widespread popularity, albeit criticism after the release of a BangBros scene in which she is seen wearing a hijab during a threesome.

According to VICE, Khalifa only worked in the adult film industry for three months but her videos were so wildly popular that as of 2018 she was still the number two most searched for star on Pornhub.

“I was involved in porn so briefly, but my actions spread like wildfire, and I continue to be ranked (truly baffles me) 5 years after leaving the industry. This is why people think I still perform,” Khalifa tweeted on Monday, sharing a recent interview with life coach Megan Abbott.

She left the industry after receiving death threats from a number of unknown groups including ISIS.

“The turning point, of course, was when I did the hijab scene,” she said.

“That is when the ISIS death threats came in, all of the news broke out — globally. Not just in America. It was trending on Twitter, it was all over the news. I was banned from a handful of countries…Egypt…Afghanistan…Very Muslim countries were deeply offended by it — and I’m Catholic. So to me it wasn’t, ‘Oh yea, this is bad.’ What I actually said when they proposed the scene to me, and this is verbatim, was: ‘You motherf–kers are going to get me killed.’”

Khalifa, who in 2018 worked as a sports presenter on YouTube channel Complex News, said it has been difficult getting a traditional job. She said she had to keep up her social media profile as a source of income.

“It gets me so down when I get ‘no’s’ from companies who don’t want to work with me because of my past, but I also thought I would never find a man like my fiancé,” she said.

Savage Trap Queen, an ex-Nigerian pornstar, had previously narrated her regrets after ditching being a nun for a “rogue life” in the country’s adult movie industry.



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