Mia Khalifa had an unorthodox celebration for reaching 10 million followers on Instagram
Despite retiring from the adult entertainment industry a number of years ago, Mia Khalifa can't seem to escape her erstwhile pursuits. The 25-year-old, who once held the title for being the most searched-for performer on PornHub, quickly become a controversial figure in the Middle-East after videos of her performing sexual acts wearing the hijab were broadcast online. The BangBros clip sparked the most outrage in her home country, Lebanon, where critical parties claimed that she had brought disgrace upon the nation, and insulted the Islamic religion to boot.
Khalifa, however, has always been vocal in her own defence. She claims that she has been made a scapegoat for internet censorship in certain Islamic countries, and has closely aligned herself with the feminist movement - which strives for female sexual autonomy.
Her popularity, though, has never dwindled. This week, the former adult entertainer celebrated hitting 10 million followers on Instagram, and she celebrated it in a rather unconventional way.
When you reach a giant milestone, like say, reaching 10 million followers on Instagram, you deserve a cake, right?
That's exactly what Mia Khalifa thought. "I wanted to eat an entire cake in one sitting to celebrate 10 Million followers, but my soon to be former manager had other plans," she captioned a video of herself with the aforementioned cake. "Thank y’all so much for all the love, and even more so for the hate."
In the hilarious vid, you can see Khalifa's former manager smashing her face into the cake, and it's apparent that the she didn't expect that at all.
After leaving the porn industry back in 2015, Khalifa has become a social media personality, webcam model, sports commentator, and she's even considering pursuing a side-career as a cookbook author. "I'm a cook - I've been cooking since I could walk, all different cuisines," she said on Lance Armstrong's talk show, The Forward Podcast. "I'm in process of writing sample chapters. It's a story of my life through recipes."
She's since asserted that death threats are what pushed her to end her burgeoning career as a porn-star. I mean, who wouldn't be a bit concerned after receiving mocked-up photographs of their own beheading?
"It all started to spiral out of control when the death threats from ISIS started coming in. That's when I stepped away".
"As soon as I started to gain popularity that's when I was like, 'Get the fuck out of this. This was not what I was trying to do whatsoever.' I just wanted to let loose and rebel a little bit."
And in what seems to be a condemnation of the adult entertainment industry, the University of Texas at El Paso alum continued, "It didn't validate me. Nothing like that ever does. That's not what you should be doing to try and build your self-esteem."
Well, good on you for being so outspoken, Mia!