An OnlyFans model and Mensa member says men find her intelligence 'intimidating'.
Candice Kloss, who grew up in New England but is now based in New York, has always known she was smart, breezing her way through school as a child.
In fact, Candice liked studying so much, when she was eight, she memorised the periodic table "for fun".
However, being unusually intelligent while also working as a model can be a challenge.
Candice, who has been a member of Mensa since she was 17, the largest and oldest IQ society in the world, says men are often intimidated by her.
According to the IQ scale, a score of 120-140 is classed as 'very superior intelligence' – whereas anything over 140 is considered a 'genius'.
Candice falls just short of the latter, at 136 and is in the top 2% of the population for intelligence.
“I think that men are definitely surprised when they find out,” Candace said.
“Some find it sexy but others find it intimidating for some reason.”
Candace said growing up she was “shy and awkward-looking”, and didn’t call too much attention to herself.
“I had a group of fairly nerdy friends and was also a tomboy so I got made fun of for being different,” she said.
"Now I have gained confidence but can still be shy, so the concept of men finding me sexy is surprising."
Candice went on to study psychology and economics at University of Massachusetts, Boston, aged 17.
Despite regularly acing her exams, the student had an urge to try something else and gave up academics for a career in real estate.
Candice soon returned to the classroom – until 2020, when a friend suggested she give up her university for OnlyFans.
At this point, the Mensa member had nearly finished her degree but the idea of making a fortune on the site was too alluring.
“One day my friend showed me what she was making from OnlyFans – I immediately left school, knowing I wouldn’t go back,” she said.
“The possible income I could make from OnlyFans was much more than the starting salary with an economics degree, and even greater than some higher salaries after years of work.”
Despite having an account for just over a year, Candice claims she now makes $21,000 a month.
The model shares new content daily and often stays up until 6am scheduling new posts.
Despite her life taking a very different turn, Candice has no regrets – and loves the freedom of her job.
“I like to work hard because it’s challenging but the other side of me really loves to relax and try new things for fun,” she said.
“The best thing about my job is that I can live and work wherever I want, and can travel as much as I want.
“I would not be able to be happy if I had to be at an office at the same time every day and do the same things.”
Candice, who is single, is using her new-found independence and salary to plan a home for the future – either in Europe or New York.
"My goal is to buy properties and have more time to travel,” she said.
"I like to work hard because it’s challenging but the other side of me really loves to relax and try new things for fun.”
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