Mia Khalifa is a former pornographic film star and current media personality. She rose to prominence when she joined the porn industry in October of 2014. Although she was only in the industry for three months, she quickly became the most popular star. With her rise in fame came a lot of controversies. Today, Mia Khalifa is a social media personality and has her own sports channel on YouTube. However, the former adult film actress has gone and done something no one expected.
Banned From Going Home
The one video that made Mia Khalifa a star in the porn industry also awarded her a ban from going back home to Lebanon. Other Islamic countries in the Middle East have also banned her. However, she continues to support the people of her nation from abroad. She often posts about news from Lebanon and stays up to date with current affairs. The former adult star has criticized her former homeland for hypocrisy as well. A lot of the views on Mia’s pornographic videos have come from the Middle East.
Never Far From Controversy
Since joining the porn industry in October of 2014, Mia Khalifa was never far from controversy. Shortly after becoming an X-rated star, she appeared in a pornographic video wearing a hijab. This video went viral instantly and propelled Mia Khalifa to the very top of the industry. Overnight she became one of the most popular and searched for porn stars in the business.
BBC’s Hard Talk
In an interview with the BBC, Mia Khalifa spoke out about the porn industry and explained why she had to be a part of it. She was only in the porn industry for three months but is still a top star on most adult sites. This is because of the millions of views on her controversial video in which she wore a hijab. In this episode of Hard Talk, she explained the repercussions of the popular adult video on her personal and professional life. Mia Khalifa also said that she was glad that she had spoken out about the industry. Following the interview, the former adult film star said that others in the industry had contacted her. She wasn’t the only one who industry people exploited, and she was glad that she gave these women a voice.
Interview With Megan Abbott
In August of 2019, Mia Khalifa had an interview with Megan Abbott. She appeared in the interview to respond to those who assumed she had made millions of dollars in the porn industry. To the surprise of many people, Mia Khalifa stated that she only made twelve-thousand dollars during her time in the pornography business. She only got paid a thousand dollars per video. The reason people don’t believe this is because she’s one of the biggest names in porn. Even today, people believe that Mia Khalifa is still in the porn business because her videos still receive millions of views. However, Mia Khalifa was quick to clear up this misconception in her insightful interview.
Mia Khalifa was born in Lebanon but moved to the United States in 2001 during the South Lebanon Conflict. Her family raised her as a catholic in what she referred to as a “conservative home”. In the United States, she lived in Montgomery County, Maryland, and went to school at Northwest High School. She was also into sports at school and played lacrosse. Khalifa said she often got bullied for being the darkest girl there. The bullying also increased in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Exit From The Porn Industry
It’s hard to believe, but Mia Khalifa was only in the porn industry for three months. The former adult actress made waves in the industry by becoming the most popular adult star overnight. She did a video wearing a hijab which went viral and broke records. However, she got severe backlash from Middle Eastern countries. However, what led to her eventual exit was the fact that she was receiving death threats from extremist terrorist groups such as ISIS. This had the former star rattled at the time and led to her exiting the business.
What Mia’s Doing Now
Following her exit from the porn industry, Mia Khalifa was briefly a paralegal and bookkeeper. However, she has now transitioned into a social media star. She regularly streams on Twitch and is a sports commentator on Youtube. She’s also a webcam model and often sells photoshoots too. Along with Gilbert Burns, Mia Khalifa hosted “Out of Bounds”, a sports show on Complex News’s Youtube channel. She also made a guest appearance as herself on Hulu’s new hit show, Ramy.
Big Fan Of The Hammers
To the surprise of many people, Mia Khalifa is a big fan of the English Premier team West Ham United. West Ham isn’t the best team in England but has a lot of history. England’s only World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore used to play for the Hammers. However, when asked why she supports the club, she said it was Green Street Hooligans’ movie. The plot of the film follows die-hard West Hams and features actors Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. Mia Khalifa has made appearances at the prestigious London Stadium to watch some of their matches. Arsenal Fan TV even interviewed her about her love for soccer.
Giving a Voice To Other Women
Mia Khalifa was very outspoken following her exit from the porn industry. She exposed the industry for being exploitative of their stars. She has often stated how women in the industry are preyed upon by big companies. They are given complicated contracts with jargon that these women can’t understand. People often assume that Mia Khalifa got paid millions, but she only earned $12,000 during her time in the business. Several women from the porn industry reached out to Mia after her interviews and thanked her. These women were made to feel like they weren’t alone, and Mia Khalifa’s outspokenness made them more aware.
Although Mia Khalifa is very outspoken about her disdain for social media, she’s taken well to TikTok. I don’t know if her three-month pornography stunt was more shocking or this! Since leaving her career as an X-rated film star, she’s struggled to distance herself from the industry. She’s still in the top five most-searched stars in pornography, and Khalifa herself says that this baffles her. However, her emergence on TikTok has given her another way to be something more than what she’s perceived as. Khalifa herself says that she feels like she’s joined a whole new world where she doesn’t need to turn the comments off. Her TikTok videos have shocked everyone, and people cannot believe she is using the app. Even with its increasing popularity, we never thought we’d see Mia Khalifa using Tiktok!