Carmen Electra has joined OnlyFans in the hopes of gaining complete control of her image.
In an interview published Wednesday by People, the 50-year-old model said it was a “no-brainer” for her to become a content creator on the internet subscription service.
“I, for once, have this opportunity to be my own boss and have my own creative vision to share with my fans without someone standing over me, telling me, ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that. Cover up this,’ ” the actress told the outlet.
OnlyFans; What its all about.
OnlyFans is a social media network, similar to Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, where creators can earn money from users – the “fans” – who pay a monthly membership fee to access their exclusive content.
OnlyFans has become synonymous with the adult entertainment industry and sexual content, but it has received a mainstream boost from celebrities such as Cardi B and Bella Thorne.
“OnlyFans is the first platform where I can fully control my image; without censorship, without judgement, and without being bullied online for being me,” Thorne told Paper Magazine in August 2020.
‘Why I’ll share on Only Fans’- Carmen Electra
As the demand for content increased during the coronavirus pandemic, celebrities and influencers alike used OnlyFans to share unfiltered photos and videos with their fans.
According to Electra, the content on her new profile will include “beauty tutorials,” “vacation content,” and “swimwear and lingerie photos,” as well as “intimate” one-on-one interactions with fans.
“People are going to do what they want to do anyway with your photos,” the “Baywatch” star said. “You might as well be in control of them and follow what you feel like doing inside.
Joining OnlyFans is a full-circle redemption for Electra, who in 2018 joined a group of professional models and actresses in suing over 50 strip clubs and adult entertainment venues in federal court.
The models claimed at the time that these clubs used their images in advertisements and promotions without their permission or payment.
“It does feel really good to stand up for yourself,” Electra said. “I think what we’re going through now is people are finally standing up for themselves and who they are. … It’s not always easy to do, but I do respect people that can stand up for who they are and be honest about it.”