Mia Khalifa a Lebanese Catholic born in Beirut in 1993 moved to the United States in 2001. Mia Khalifa describes her home as a strict Catholic household. She studied in a private French school where she learned English. She was walking in Miami when she was approached to work in adult movies. In 2014, Mia Khalifa made her debut in the adult film industry and achieved a wide audience. However, she did not pursue her profession further and decided to quit in 2015. Mia Khalifa became a sports presenter after that.
In a recent interview with Megan Abbott, Mia Khalifa revealed that she made only $12,000 during three months of working in the adult film industry. According to Mia Khalifa, it was difficult for her to move on after quitting the industry as her past always haunted her. After facing rejection from most of the companies who did not want to work with Mia, she thought no one would marry her. According to Mia Khalifa, everyone had a past and they should not be judged for that. However, she ended up getting engaged to Robert Sandberg.
Mia Khalifa became famous for wearing hijab in one of her videos. She even received death threats and was heavily criticized all over the world.
People think I’m racking in millions from porn. Completely untrue. 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. Full interview here: https://t.co/xHK7SmhfrY pic.twitter.com/fwJlyzHznq— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) August 12, 2019
According to Mia Khalifa, moving from Lebanon to Washington DC was a huge cultural shock. The biggest problem was the language barrier. Although Mia Khalifa knew English, it was difficult for her to communicate.
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I haven’t always been the most forthcoming in interviews when it comes to my past, but I think that not talking about it has been more detrimental to me than being open about what was going through my mind when I made what I usually call “the biggest mistake of my life.” In reality, the biggest mistake I made was running from this part of my life instead of shedding light on it. Hiding, when I should’ve been using my experience to educate other young women about the lasting choices they make as 21 year olds. If you feel like you know me, I implore you to watch this interview, because odds are you don’t. And if you don’t know me, Nice to meet you. I did porn 5 years ago and it does not, nor will it ever define me. Thank you to my dear friend @megmabbott for holding my hand through my past, present, and future in this interview, and to @errichp for directing and editing the final cut and for being so sweet the day of. It’s not easy to talk about the uncomfortable stuff. But this is where we grow, in those uncomfortable moments. And I’m ready to grow and let go of the past tap the link in my bio for the video.
After 9/11 happened and she was labeled ‘terrorist’ by the school kids. Fitting in was an issue. She did not have the same freedom as she had in Beirut because her parents did not trust many people. Hence, she wanted to rebel and do her own thing. The military boarding school she went to brought a huge change in her as she sensed the freedom there. Mia Khalifa also spoke about her time in the adult film business. She said she was always conscious of her safety. Mia Khalifa says although she owns her past with the adult film industry but is not proud of it.