From welfare to wealth beyond her wildest dreams.
A British OnlyFans model who grew up in public housing is speaking out about how she became one of the platform’s biggest earners — raking in $350,000 a month for getting kinky on camera.
Sophie Dee, 38, was raised in a tiny village in Wales, where her family struggled with constant poverty.
“We pretty much survived on welfare throughout my childhood,” the OnlyFans model, who joined the site in 2017, told JamPrime.com “My family lived on a rundown council estate. We never had name-brand products in the house — even a bottle of Coca-Cola was a treat reserved for Christmas.”
The busty brunette further recalled going to school in her big brother’s hand-me-downs, saying: “Everyone knew we were poor.”
But now Dee lives a life of luxury in Las Vegas, earning millions of dollars every year.
The star now owns three lavish properties and a $130,000 Porsche sports car. She also jets off on international holidays and has splurged on plastic surgery, spending $60,000 so far.
Dee has become so successful that she was recently named one of Forbes’ top content creators — something she says she is thrilled by.
“It feels amazing to be on the list because it’s a validation of sex work,” she said. “Sex work is work, maybe this will finally make people understand that.”
However, Dee’s family wasn’t so enthusiastic when she initially embarked on her unorthodox career path. She began as a lap dancer and nude model before eventually going into porn.
“The whole family — my dad, step-mom and brother — hated it when I started out,” the beauty explained. “No father wants this for his daughter but dad has since come around to the idea, and understands that this is a real job.”
She additionally stated: “Before I left the UK, people in our village would stare and call me names, saying I was a s- -g. It was horrible but it actually helped better prepare me today for the challenges of becoming a public figure on social media — people can be really demeaning online.”
Dee has now been living in Sin City for several years, but recently returned to her hometown in Wales for a visit, where many residents came “crawling back to congratulate” her.
“I went back to Wales recently and the people I used to know are doing the exact same thing they were 10 years ago, but with a few more kids in tow. Meanwhile, I’m a millionaire,” she said.
“I don’t know if they follow my OnlyFans, though I wouldn’t put it past them, but many of them have gotten in touch to congratulate me, which is hilarious,” the stunner added.
Dee’s family has also come around to support her kinky career, but she has never forgotten the feeling of being poor.
She says she makes sure to invest most of her earnings so that she never slips back into poverty.
“I’m careful with my cash, putting a lot of money in stocks, bonds, my pension, crypto and in business ventures,” Dee continued. “When you grow up poor, there’s a feeling that sticks with you. I have enough money to retire several times over but I never stop stressing about it, and I’ll never stop trying to make more.”