Mia Khalifa is a Lebanese-American social media personality, webcam model, sports commentator, and former adult fim actress from 2014 to 2015. She was born on February 10, 1993, in Beirut, Lebanon, and she moved to the United States in 2001. This article covers Mia Khalifa net worth, biography and other interesting information about her.
Mia Khalifa Biography
Mia Khalifa comes from a Catholic family. Her family moved to the United States in January 2001, because of the South Lebanon conflict. Before leaving her home country, Mia Khalifa attended a French private school in Beirut, where she learnt to speak English. On getting to the United States, she lived in Montgomery County, Maryland. She attended Massanutten Military Academy, and then proceeded to attend college in Texas. She bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Mia Khalifa Adult Film Career
Before venturing into the adult movie industry, Khalifa worked at a fast food chain restaurant ‘whataburger’ for a short while. At college, she had also worked as a bartender and did some modeling work. She was also a “briefcase girl” on a local Spanish-language TV game show.
After graduating, she relocated to Miami where we was offered an opportunity to do nude modeling, which she accepted. However, her most famous career path was the adult film industry which she began in October 2014. Her adult film career took a really fast growth as she accumulated over 1.5 million online views in her first year. According to data from an adult film site, from January 3 to 6, 2015, searches for Khalifa increased five-fold. She soon became the most searched-for performer on the adult video sharing website. And on December 28 that year, the site revealed that she was the No. 1 ranked performer on their website. In January 2017, it was revealed that Khalifa was the most searched-for adult actress of 2016. And in 2018, three years after quitting the industry, she was still the second-highest ranked performer on the adult film site.
Mia Khalifa Controversies
Mia Khalifa’s adult film career was quite short-lived due to certain controversies in her acting career after the release of a scene in which she wears a hijab during a threesome. This scene attracted a lot of instant attention to Khalifa, mostly moral criticisms and religious condemnations. Most initial criticisms sprung from her home country of Lebanon. A lot of people claimed she polluted Islam and was a disgrace to her country.
In little time, Mia Khalifa began to receive tons of online death threats, one of which was a manipulated image of an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executioner preparing to behead her. She was criticized on Lebanese newspapers, and received a message warning her that she was bound to go to hell. She ignored these messages and defamatory contents.
When Mia Khalifa was interviewed by The Washington Post, she claimed the criticized scene was “satirical and should be taken as such”. She claimed that the Hollywood movie industry portrayed a worse imagery of Islam than any adult film performer can.
The producer of the scene also said the scene wasn’t meant to insult Khalifa’s ethnicity, rather it was to embrace it. He claimed the negativity and widespread criticism it generated was not anticipated.
In the light of the controversy, Khalifa continued to sign a long-term contract with her parent company. This required her to act in numerous scenes every month. However, Khalifa resigned after two weeks claiming she had a change of heart. The negative picture the controversies from her career had painted about her led her to quit the industry. She said: “It was an eye-opener for me. I don’t want any of this, whether it’s positive or negative—but all of it was negative. I didn’t think too much into it about how my friends and family and relationships were suffering.”
Mia Khalifa Post- Adult Film Career
After Mia Khalifa left the adult movie industry, she took up a job in Miami as a paralegal and bookkeeper. She then proceeded to being a social media personality, webcam model, and sports commentator.
Currently, she performs as a webcam model, photoshoot model, runs a YouTube channel and hosts shows. All of these have contributed to Mia Khalifa net worth.
Mia Khalifa Personal life, Family and Relationships
Mia Khalifa is about 5ft 2in tall. She has a couple of tattoos, including the first line of the Lebanese anthem on her left arm. Her Nick name is also Mia Callista. She lived in Miami, Florida for a short period, but she’s currently residing in Austin, Texas. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius, she’s 26 years old, and has a dark brown hair color and black eye color.Her sexual orientation is straight. She is rumored to have had a relationship with Lil Yatchy. Her favorite sports are American football and lacrosse.
In her personal family affairs, she stated that her parents have stopped speaking to her because of her career choice. Equally, her parents have, in a statement, disassociated themselves from her actions, saying that her decision to enter the adult film industry was borne of her residence in a foreign country which had a different culture than theirs and that her actions did not reflect her upbringing. They also stated that they hoped that she would leave the industry, saying that her image did not honor her family or her home country.
Mia Khalifa is not known to have any husband, but she was engaged to her high school boyfriend, Robert Sandberg, in 2011. However, they parted ways in 2016.
Mia Khalifa Net Worth
Mia Khalifa net worth is reportedly estimated to be $3 million, though she had earlier claimed that she only made $12,000 from her Adult film career.
Mia Khalifa Cars
The American-Lebanese beauty has a fantastic car collection of a Bentley Continental GT Speed, Ferrari California T, Audi A8 L, and BMW 5 series. With her net worth, Mia Khalifa sure has a good taste for nice cars.
Mia Khalifa and Sports
Mia Khalifa is a lover of sports. She is a supporter of English Premier League club, West Ham United. From October 2017 to February 2018, she co-hosted a daily sports show with Gilbert Arenas, on Complex News’s YouTube platform.