Carmen Electra joins OnlyFans to reclaim her image: ‘You might as well be in control’
Carmen Electra is becoming a member of OnlyFans in hopes of taking full management of her picture.
In an interview with People printed Wednesday, the 50-year-old mannequin mentioned it was a “no-brainer” to signal herself up as a content material creator on the web subscription service.
“I, for as soon as, have this chance to be my very own boss and have my very own inventive imaginative and prescient to share with my followers with out somebody standing over me, telling me, ‘Do not do that, do not try this. Cowl up this,’ ” the actress advised the outlet.
OnlyFans is a social media network, like Instagram, YouTube and Fb, the place creators can earn cash from customers – the “followers” – who pay a month-to-month membership charge to entry their unique content material. The platform has turn into synonymous with the grownup leisure business and sexual content material, however OnlyFans has acquired a mainstream enhance from stars like Cardi B and Bella Thorne.
“OnlyFans is the primary platform the place I can absolutely management my picture; with out censorship, with out judgement, and with out being bullied on-line for being me,” Thorne advised Paper Journal in August 2020.
Because the demand for content material elevated all through the coronavirus pandemic, stars and influencers alike have examined out OnlyFans to put up unfiltered images and movies to their followers. Electra advised People who the content material on her profile, which launched Wednesday, will vary from “magnificence tutorials” to “trip content material” and “swimwear and lingerie images,” in addition to “intimate” one-on-one interactions with followers.
“Persons are going to do what they wish to do anyway along with your images,” the “Baywatch” star mentioned. “You would possibly as effectively be accountable for them and comply with what you are feeling like doing inside.”
The self-empowerment of becoming a member of OnlyFans is a full-circle redemption for Electra, who joined a group of professional models and actresses in suing greater than 50 strip golf equipment and grownup leisure venues in federal court docket in 2018. The fashions mentioned on the time that these golf equipment used their images in commercials and promotions with out permission and with out pay.
“It does really feel actually good to face up for your self,” Electra mentioned. “I feel what we’re going by means of now’s individuals are lastly standing up for themselves and who they’re. … It isn’t at all times simple to do, however I do respect individuals that may get up for who they’re and be sincere about it.”
Contributing: Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY; Cameron Knight, Cincinnati Enquirer