Mormon missionary becomes adult movie star after feeling 'sexually repressed’ by religion
A former Mormon missionary has spoken out about her decision to abandon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after feeling "sexually repressed".
Addie Andrews recently opened up in an interview with the New York Post regarding her past as a Mormon, and her decision to leave her faith in order to become an adult movie star.
The 30-year-old was recently named Penthouse magazine's 'Pet of the Month', and along with her stunning good looks and popularity within the adult entertainment world, she has now earned a following of more than 70,000 people on Instagram.
The star first joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was 17-years-old and commented on how the church and their followers were "so welcoming and wanted to do well by [her]". And during her time with the church, Addie was enlisted on a mission within the US to try to convert others to the faith.
But Addie - who was raised religious by her parents in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, and who had only had sex once prior to joining the church - eventually realized that Mormonism was not for her.
"The deeper I got into the religion, the farther from my own identity I got," she told the Post. Referring to the strict rules against premarital sex, the 5ft 8" stunner revealed how sex before marriage was "very serious sin and shameful thing to do"
Addie recently shared a video with her followers of her hanging out at Key West:
At the age of 26, Addie revealed that she had sex again. She said: "I was very sexually repressed! You’re essentially a nun, devoted to your religion for that period of time." But it wasn't until she was a bridesmaid at her sister's wedding did she decide she needed to leave the church.
Addie was starting to yearn for her previous passions of singing, dancing, and acting, and after the church found her bridesmaid dress too "immodest", she decided to stop attending the church in 2017. By 2018, she had moved to California with the hopes of becoming an actress.
However, Addie was met with various struggles, and despite having a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, she struggled to find any work - even as a waitress - and so she decided to try her hand at exotic dancing.
Addie then told the Post that it was her dancing that led others to become interested in her curvy physique She said: "I started getting contacted by a lot of porn agents." Then, in January 2019, the performer, now based in Florida, was linked with an agent and has quickly gained a following in the adult movie industry.
Perhaps surprisingly, her family was been very supportive of her most recent career move - although, they won't be following her endeavors closely. Addie said: "I knew that they’d be a little shocked when I told them about my adult work.
"My brother said, ‘I will definitely never watch your porn, but you seem happier than ever, so I support your decision."