Mia Khalifa is one of the most prolific porn actresses we can think of to feature for our first ever Porn Star Feature. From her controversial hijab porn videos to her prolific social media, Khalifa is the bad bitch we aspire to be.
Who is Mia Khalifa? How Old Is She?
Mia Khalifa’s birth name is Sarah Joe Chamoun. She was born on February 10th, 1993. Mia Khalifa is a Lebanese American media star. Best known for her prolific performances while wearing hijab, she began pornography in 2014. She quickly became the most viewed performer on Pornhub within a short time frame of about two months. Mia is now a well-known social media personality who has done much television work.
Early Life. Where is Mia Khalifa from?
Mia’s early life was spent in Lebanon. She and her family moved from Lebanon to the United States around 2000-2001. Though she was raised as a conservative Catholic, she is no longer practicing Catholicism. In Beirut, she attended a private French language school. This is also where she learned English. When she moved to the United States, she lived in Maryland and played high school lacrosse. She has talked about being bullied, especially after 9/11. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors’s in Art in History. While there, she supported herself by working as a model, bartender, and a game show briefcase girl.
Mia Khalifa’s Career
Mia Khalifa was not in pornography very long at all. In 2014, she and her husband at the time posted images to a NSFW thread on Reddit. After that, she professionally entered the pornography industry in October 2014. She became widely known after her scene in a BangBros film where she had a threesome with Sean Lawless and Julianna Vega while wearing a hijab. That scene really spun Mia Khalifa’s popularity to a new high. However, it brought her a lot of criticism from not only religious figures, but her own family. In fact, they disowned her. Everyone began searching for her, and she had over 1.5 million views. She became the most-searched-for performer on Pornhub. That year, she was the number one ranked performer on Pornhub.
Khalifa began to receive death threats, and was constantly told she would go to hell. She interviewed with The Washington Post and said that the scene was done in satire, and expressed that Hollywood often depicted Muslims in a much more negative light than her scene did. She also spoke about women’s rights.
In 2015, Pornhub data showed that a quarter of the searches for her came from the Middle East, with Lebanon being at the top. Mia has often talked about the irony of being searched for the most in countries that constantly threatened her life and spoke about how in the wrong she was for doing these scenes. In January 2015, she signed a contract with BangBros parent company, but then she resigned about two weeks later. She left the industry in part to the negative energy she received and the backlash her friends, family, and relationships were receiving. In 2016, she was ranked as the number 5 most notorious porn stars by a British men’s magazine. She maintained her most searched for ranking in 2016, and even after leaving the industry, in 2018 was the second-highest ranked person on Pornhub.
Khalifa has stated that she only made $12,00 while working in porn, and that she has not received residuals from Pornhib or Bangbros. According to Bangbros, she earned over $178,000, which was stated when they sent her a cease and desist later and set up a website disputing her claims.
She transitioned to a paralegal and bookkeeper in Miami, and then went on to become a social media personality. She has been a webcam model, sports commentator, YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and has a prolific TikTok and Instagram. She also has a very active Patreon where she sells merchandise, photoshoots, and exclusive content. She co-hosted a daily sports show on a YouTube channel called Out of Bounds from 2017-2018. In 2018, it was announced she would co-host SportsBall as well. In 2020, she played herself on the hit TV Show Ramy, on Hulu. In 2021, she made an appearance in the song “Build a Bitch” by Bella Poarch. Mia has definitely gone on to succeed in social media. She has also donated some of her OnlyFans earnings to some of her favorite charities. After the explosion in Beirut in 2020, she attempted to auction off her famous glasses, worn in her porn appearances often. Though the auction did not go through, she donated $100,000 of her personal earnings to the Lebanese Red Cross.
Mia Khalifa was married to her high school boyfriend in 2011. They divorced in 2016. In 2019, she got engaged to Robert Sandberg, a Swedish chef. They married in June of 2020 in their home, after COVID-19 postponed their ceremony. He is often featured on her Instagram and TikTok posts. She also recently had a nose augmentation procedure, which she has spoken about openly and publicly.
Mia has a tattoo of the first line of the Lebanese National anthem. She also has a tattoo of the Lebanese Forces Cross, which she got in 2012 after a bombing in Lebanon. Most recently she has showcased another new tattoo on her Instagram page.