In this day and age, celebrities have become more open about their past careers as exotic dancers.
Whether the strip club helped them build their image or they did it as a side-hustle, they are nonetheless less afraid to talk about it. From Cardi Bwho has worked hard to change the stigma surrounding sex workers, to Amber Rosewho speaks of her time as a stripper quite fondly, it is agreed that these women have come a long way.
Some of them have serious talent hiding behind the stigma of their pole dancing careers. Some have even learned to become amazing entrepreneurs and demand respect in spite of the stigma weighing them down, to some extent. Here are some of the leading women who are changing the narrative for the better.
Familiarize yourself with the women changing our perception of sex work and hip-hop.
Businesswoman, model, and actress, Amber Rose is far from shy; She openly talks about women's rights and her past as a sex worker. In her early years, she described stripping as the best time of her life. Amber told fans tuned into her online radio show Lovelinethat she is not ashamed of her past. However, she has blossomed into one of the most highly sought after models and public speakers.
Her career started off with her appearance in a few music videos. She was then spotted by Kanye West and the pair began dating. After their split, Amber remained in the public eye and developed her own fan base.
She is now commonly viewed as a sex positive-feminist icon, lending her voice to many hotly debated issues, and her name to the transnational SlutWalk movement. As an actress, she has appeared in several movies including School Dance and Sister Code.
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She even scored her own television show The Amber Rose Show, and is objectively a great mother to her son Sebastian. One of the more notable strippers turned entrepreneurs is indeed Blac Chyna. She is the queen of "securing the bag" and making a name for herself from within the strip club. Chyna then parlayed the buzz into some work in music videos.
Byshe had launched her own makeup brand Lashed by Blac Chyna, and had gained quite a following on social media as a result. These days, Blac Chyna is working on another makeup line, while remaining in the public eye in spite of her conflict with the Kardashians. From Basketball Wivesto work as model, actress and fashion deer, Draya is never one to speak on her past, although she never denied working as a stripper.
When Draya finally made a name for herself outside of reality TV, it was through her million dollar swimwear line Mint Swimwhich she started in Inshe followed up her initial success in the garments industry with her second clothing line, Fine Ass Girls. These days, she is continuing her acting career, running her personal business, all while assuming the responsibilities of a mom, wife, and most important to this discussion, a self-made millionaire.
She started stripping at the age of 18, explaining to XXL magazine, that her goal was to make some quick money and leave. After stripping, she began modeling and investing into her own career. While people may know that she is engaged to Rick Rossshe put all the attention and fame to good use, modeling for numerous clothing lines.
She even recently started her own hair product for women called LaidByLira. Jhonni is quite talented.
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Her voice is amazing and she is a pro on the keys. As her fame grows, Jhonni never forgets to mention her time spent as a stripper but is hopeful she can one day overcome the label. Cardi took us on her journey through social media as she rose to fame from her humble beginnings as an NYC stripper to her history-making career as a rapper.
She won the hearts of her fans by making funny Instagram videos.
Soon after gaining her loyal fans, she started a rap career and subsequently appeared on Love and Hip Hop: NY. When she was done with Love and Hip Hopshe continued putting out mixtapes for her budding fan base. She swept the charts with "Bodak Yellow. Cardi is a paragon for women wanting to make it out the hood, while remaining true to themselves.
She actively speaks on "colorism" and the potential dangers of the strip club as a workplace. She is never shy about her past and that is one of the reasons why many people appreciate her, for being true to herself.