Former Disney actress Bella Thorne has shocked fans by announcing that she has joined X-rated adult site, OnlyFans.
In a risqué announcement video posted to her Instagram account, the 22-year-old Shake It Up actress can be seen wearing a pink bikini and a large diamanté chain emblazoned with the word ‘sex’.
According to Bella, she’s joining OnlyFans - which is used to create private content for paying monthly visitors, often sexual and sometimes pornographic in nature - so she can bypass Instagram’s strict policies.
"OnlyFans is the first platform where I can fully control my image; without censorship, without judgement, and without being bullied online for being me,” she told Paper Magazine.
A press release seen by Paper Magazine predicts Bella could make up to $1 million per month on the site as she is currently charging $20 per month for a subscription.
A stream of celebrities have recently made the announcement that they would be joining the site, with former Married At First Sight star Hayley Vernon sending fans into a tailspin earlier this week when she revealed she would be singing up.
“OnlyFans link in bio,” was all she wrote on a video of herself smiling for the camera.Hayley’s OnlyFans costs subscribers $22 per month.
In her description on the site, the former MAFS contestant has a healthy sense of humour about the situation: “You know the story, a reality personality doing OnlyFans”
Even Cardi B signed up for OnlyFans last week, where she revealed she would be putting behind the scenes videos up from her new music video, WAP.
OnlyFans was set up in 2016 to provide a subscription-based platform for creators to share their work, however it soon became known for its explicit content as it allows nudity.
According to Forbes, the website saw a surge of users during the pandemic, with 75% increase in new sign-ups in March and 150,000 new users every 24 hours.