Former porn star Mia Khalifa was born in Beirut, Lebanon on 10th February 1993. She was raised in a Christian family and lomov to the United States of America in 2000. She joined the porn industry in the month of October in 2014. Though she was a part of it for a few months and soon left it in 2015, she became the number one performer in December 2014, two months after joining, as reported by a well known porn site, PornHub.
One of her adult films where she was seen wearing an Islamic hijaab was though appreciated by many due to her performance, but many were also offended. The film also starred another porn star wearing a hijaab who was playing Khalifa’s step mother. Khalifa responded to the criticism saying that the film was supposed to be satirical and Hollywood portrays the Islamic religion in a much more derogatory manner than what was shown in her film.
In a recent interview this week with Lance Armstrong on his podcast Forward, Khalifa revealed the real reason behind leaving the porn industry within months of joining it. She had been getting death threats from the ISIS regularly which had her worried and scared. She accepted in her interview that all the threats and hatred bothered her to an extent that she decided to leave the work.
During her chat with Armstrong, she also expressed her regret of ever being a part of this industry. She called herself ’21 and dumb’. She said that porn was never her intention and the moment she started receiving stardom in this area, she decided to leave. She felt that porn was not the solution to she was looking for to boost her self confidence. In fact, she presently is working towards changing her image in the society.
Despite leaving the industry 5 years back, Khalifa has managed to maintain her popularity on social media with over 2 million followers on Twitter and about 5.6 million followers on Instagram