Former UFC champion Jessica Andrade has decided to follow the trend and show a different side of herself through OnlyFans, and she’s happy with the experience so far despite an unexpected surprise.
“Bate Estaca” joined OnlyFans a few months ago under the advice of her wife Fernanda Gomes to make extra money after moving full-time to Las Vegas, but nude photos of her have leaked and gone viral recently in Brazil.
“I wasn’t upset because I already imagined it could happen,” Andrade told MMA Fighting. “I’ve seen that happen to other fighters as well. … I wasn’t upset because I did all this knowing that it would leak eventually.
“I’m 30 and my body won’t look pretty for the rest of my life, so we have to enjoy it while it’s nice. No one will want to see it later. [Laughs.] Better use it now, then when it’s gone. But I wasn’t upset. I thought it was funny because people did a lot of memes.”
Andrade said that “life has taught me a lot,” especially after she announced to the world that she is a gay woman. Dealing with prejudice and backlash, the UFC star said, has prepared her to live life without paying too much attention to negative energy.
“If I had done [those photos] against my will, it would’ve been different,” Andrade said. “But I did that knowing it would probably happen. Not everyone is honest with you all the time. The photos were a package to one person but you don’t know this person’s heart and nature, and unfortunately that happened. But it was a learning experience. So we do photos now, but only to the right people and the right way.”
At least the unpleasant surprise was preceded by a nice check.
“I paid off my car and six or seven months of rent [in Las Vegas] in advance,” she said. “I haven’t even used the money of my last fight’s purse. I was able to pay my bills in Brazil, help my family and help Fernanda’s family with OnlyFans’ money.
“It’s nice when you check your account and see the money is still there. You’re like, ‘My God, I’m buying a lot of stuff on Amazon, my house is like a market right now, and the account remains the same. … Even though the photos have leaked, it was only four or five photos.”
Andrade says she hasn’t posted anything on OnlyFans for some time since she’s currently in camp for her flyweight bout with Cynthia Calvillo on Sept. 25, her first octagon appearance since challenging Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC title, but plans on resuming her posts after that.
Aside from the money she was paid for those leaked pictures, Andrade said she was able to pay off her house in Brazil and begin renovating her mother’s house through the platform.
“People think OnlyFans is just porn, but it’s not only that,” Andrade said. “It’s a platform to show your daily life, your fights, the things you do. I’m very happy with OnlyFans.“