Was Mia Khalifa’s Controversial Rise To Fame Completely Faked?

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Mia Khalifa is one of the biggest names in porn – according to Pornhub she’s one of the most highly searched women on their website. 

But you’ve probably not seen much of her work in adult entertainment, states a Complex investigation into the rise and rise of 23-year-old Khalifa.

Within the murky world of adult entertainment – an industry not known for its transparency – there are a few theories being thrown around explaining how Mia became one of the most beloved porn stars without actually starring in much pornography.

Dripping in #SexLoveAndAP @agentprovocateur

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Mia Khalifa – like many women interested in pornography – dipped her toe into the porn pool when she posted photographs to the Reddit ‘gonewild’ thread.

She then hit laptop screens when a film, titled She’s Lovin’ It And Havin’ It Her Way, was uploaded to Scoreland on October 17 2014.

Khalifa appears in fewer than ten videos on Scoreland and instead, quickly turned to uploading pornography onto her own website, having been signed to Bang Bros. Production Company.

The bigger the hair the closer to Allah?

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One video featured Lebanese-born Mia enacting a personal fantasy, involving a threesome with a man, her step-mum and herself.

Khalifa captioned the video:

I’ve always had a fantasy that went a little something like this: When my step-mom finds out I’m dating an American man, she’s just about lose her shit. Thankfully, we’re a sweet conservative family that is level headed and reasonable.

So naturally we have a competition to see who can please my boyfriend better to determine whether I could keep dating him or not. Totally normal, right?

I was apprehensive about having a threesome in general let alone with my STEP MOM, but taboo seems to be my middle name. Making a reenactment of this fantasy opened a mental door for me that lead me to want to venture out into the other side of threesomes… I’m so happy I get to archive all my dirty deeds and deepest darkest fantasies in one place for you guys.

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The video, in which Khalifa dons a hijab, was brought to the attention of the public in Lebanon, Mia’s home country. According to reports from Beirut, featuring in the Lebanese Examiner, Mia sparked outrage among local conservative groups.

Khalifa was criticised for proudly displaying her heritage through a number of Arabic tattoos revealed in the pornographic content, while simultaneously exploring her own sexuality.

The story was picked up by the mainstream media. It was widely reported on news outlets such as the BBC that Lebanese-born Khalifa received death threats from her home country.

While many in Lebanon supported Mia vocally, the pornstar still received despicably graphic death threats and images of her depicting an ISIS beheading.

Khalifa has since been forced to defend both her sexual freedom and her right to choose any career path she wishes, and has consistently done so with dignity and poise.

Mia later told The URC Show:

They just need to understand that anything Bang Bros produces is basically satire.

Whatever we do, South Park has done ten times worse.

*stares in Arabic*

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At the same time, Pornhub dubbed Khalifa the most popular pornstar on their site between January 3 and January 6, claiming searches for Mia Khalifa increased five-fold.

Over a quarter of these searches originated in Lebanon, while people in Syria and Jordan also searched for her in great numbers.

When you see the spread for FSU's game tomorrow

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A Pornhub representative said:

Mia is causing such a stir online is because of her starring role in a controversial video.

Pornhub – part of the pornography conglomerate, Mindgeek, which boasts a monopoly on the adult entertainment industry – are known for their PR stunts and controversial marketing schemes and the case of Mia Khalifa’s rise to a state of legendary mythology seems to imply the same tactics.

Even her bio on the porn site reads:

Fire up your jerking hand and get ready to beat it to some Mia Khalifa vids, the Arab American hottie who is ruffling feathers and stiffening crotches in her ascension to porno superstardom. Mia’s quickly become one of America’s most popular porn starlets, and it’s not hard to see why.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1993, but based in Miami, Florida, her porno secret origin is already the stuff of legend. She was working the counter of a burger joint when she was asked by a customer if she was interested in trying out a career where she could make a lot more money and put her startling beauty and tight body to good use.

Yes, from fast food to adult film fame just like that! Mia’s proud of her Lebanese heritage and if you can tear your eyes away from her amazing pair of Triple-D tits you’ll notice her tattoos: a Lebanese Forces Cross tattooed on her left wrist and the first lines of Lebanon’s national anthem on her left arm.

Her creamy golden skin and rippling bubble butt complete this megababe’s total package. She’s known for her tongue in cheek porno antics and has no fear when it comes to pushing the boundaries in the bedroom and beyond. Thanks to her pluck, humour, and fierce screw skills, Mia Khalifa is going viral.

Since receiving death threats for her admirably fearless, satirical approach to adult entertainment, Khalifa has unsurprisingly stayed away from starring in videos.

Indeed, according to Complex, many industry insiders and directors have never even heard of her, let alone met or worked with the legend, Mia Khalifa. Subsequently, it would seem her porn career has been cut short.

Adult performer, Casey Calvert told the online culture website:

No one really does know who she is. She was never out [in L.A.] working.

Although she continues web-camming, her hardcore pornstar career has trailed off, and yet, thanks to the media circus surrounding her stratospheric rise – which UNILAD has undeniably contributed to – she remains well and truly in the spotlight.

Getting on Camster!

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Khalifa has amassed one of the largest social followings known to the porn industry.

At last count, she has over half a million followers on Instagram, where the entrepreneurial woman continues her various promotions.

Can't see the haters through my @fedthrill shades 🦀

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Khalifa promotes fashion brands on her Instagram feed, and even has limited edition skateboards made with her likeness emblazoned across the deck.

Khalifa isn’t afraid to boost her profile through promotional marketing, helping brands sell anything from shades to soap.

Fresh out of the shower… Dirty girls need to get clean, too. Get my custom soap bar from @hagwood. Link in their bio

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Arguably, her online presence has enabled Khalifa to follow her true passion: A career in sports journalism and commentary.

100% of the time, every time. #BringHockeyBack #80MoreDays 🏒 @bringhockeyback

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Although, as with many women in a male dominated profession, Khalifa has been called out for being under-qualified to keep up her column for Fansided.

But, staying true to form, Khalifa refuses to let the shade keep her down and continues to deliver her unique brand of strong-headed sports commentary, from calling out Chad Kelly for sliding into her DMs to spotting pop icon, Prince, on the pitch.

#65 days until Capitals hockey 🏒

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Herein lies the beauty of Mia Khalifa: Her no-tolerance attitude to bullshit, racist, sexist or otherwise. She’s a media outlet’s dream: scandal, sex and an overriding sense of justice – and whether we like it or not, that matters in 2016.

Khalifa represents a new breed of pornstar that exists away from the silver screen and murky behind the scenes dressing rooms of the adult entertainment industry, all the while promoting the artistry of porn and providing the industry a mainstream audience boost.

Mia Khalifa has weathered a storm the likes of which most of us will never have to – cutting down her porn career in its prime when she’d only appeared in 12 films – and yet, she’s emerged from the other side more successful than ever before.


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Complex

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