21-year old leaves teaching to become OnlyFans model, pulls her family out of poverty

Maeurn Smiles, a teacher in the Philippines pulled her own family out of poverty after leaving her teaching profession to become a model on OnlyFans.

The 21-year-old grew up in Cebu and lived a life of abject poverty, according to a report in The Mirror.

Having had to support a family, including two siblings, Smiles says that they often went hungry, being forced to survive on cheap food such as rice and dried fish. She took up a job in a school, where she taught English as a second language and received 1 dollar per hour.

Speaking to the Daily Star, she said that her father is a construction driver, and her mother works as a maid, cleaning others’ houses. She added that she has had to take care of her siblings since she was eight years old.

In 2019, she came to know about the subscription-based website ‘OnlyFans’ for the first time. This website can only be accessed by paying a monthly subscription fee. Smiles created her account on this site and started earning thousands by sharing bold images and videos.

“My family was living in poverty before OnlyFans and now they live very comfortably in the Philippines. This is what makes me most proud,” she said.

She can now support her siblings and pay for their school fees. She often travels to Indonesia, Thailand or Malaysia on family vacations. Next on her list is buying a big house for her family.