Life of Mia Khalifa (2017)
Mia Khalifa (pornstar, instagram account @miakhalifa) is a Lebanese-born American social media personality and adult model who made a name for herself in the porn industry throughout 2014-2015. During this time, she rose to fame becoming the most viewed pornstar on Pornhub. One of the reasons for her widespread popularity is due to her involvement in a controversial porn video which sparked a nation. Since then she has gained a massive 3.7 million followers on Instagram.
Although Mia is known for being a pornstar, not many people know all that much about her personal life. She was born on February 10, 1993 and is of Lebanese descent. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon before her parents moved to the US in 2000. She lived in Montgomery County, Maryland as a teenager acquiring an impressive Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Mia Khalifa is her stage name, however she has also used the name Mia Callista. Before entering the porn industry in 2014 she was working in a fast food restaurant.
It was there that a customer asked her if she would ever consider doing porn. She accepted the offer. In December 2014 she became the most searched pornstar on Pornhub.com, replacing the extremely popular Lisa Ann.
However, her success in the porn industry came at a cost. Her popularity drew a lot of criticism from the Middle East. The Middle East branded her as a disgrace to her country due to a controversial video that was released on Pornhub in 2014.
In this video, she wore a Hijab - a piece of traditional Muslim clothing, most often worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty and privacy.
She was accused of vandalizing Islam and received death threats as a result of the video. She replied by saying that it was unintentional, also stating that “Hollywood portrays Muslims in more negative ways than an adult actress can”. Not only this, but her own parents disbanded their relationship with her after disapproving of her career choices and disrespect to Catholicism.
However, this wasn’t the only time Khalifa has been abused online. She was told she was “sick”, “disgusting” and should “rot in hell” when she appeared as the Virgin Mary in one of her Instagram posts on 21 October 2017.
The 24-year-old model and presenter, shared an Instagram post of herself dressed as Jesus' mother - complete with blue rob, white headscarf and even a halo around her head. But many of her 3.4million followers disapproved of the post, with one telling her:
“You should respect other people's faith. this is too much. don't you remember the faith you grew up with? we pray for your repentance.”
Another fan told her: “I want you to delete the photo on Instagram and apologize to all Christian people.”
Although the accusations and hate comments, Mia has still refused to delete the Instagram post, causing a lot of stir amongst her fans and followers on social media. Since her retirement from the porn industry Khalifa has kept herself busy with numerous activities such as building a strong social media presence and participating in adult modelling. Since 16 October 2017, she and Gilbert Arenas host a daily sports show on Complex News’s YouTube Channel.