Sliding Off: Celebs Who Left the Stripper Pole for Stardom
Ask a lot of people what is one thing they wouldn’t do for money, and a lot of folks say being a stripper. There’s something about putting your goods on display for complete strangers that gets the degrading stamp and a boo boo face from some people. But if you ask NeNe Leakes, it isn’t anything to look down upon whatsoever. In fact, it’s fun. During an interview with Bravo and the cast of The Real Housewives Atlanta, she broke down her past in the exotic dancing world as a 20-something mother like this:
“I sold a fantasy, not p—y. Like that’s just what it was. I just felt very powerful. I made a ton of f–king money, like I just couldn’t stop. I went and bought a brand new car, I was paying my son’s tuition. I thought of the men as an ATM machine. I gotta tell ya, I liked it.”
But Leakes is not the first celebrity to get their start dropping it like it’s hot only to leave it all behind for big fame and success. There have been a good number of high-profile folks who have tried their hand at the profession for a short time. If you were wondering who those folks are, keep on clicking!