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British ex-teacher who was homeless and STOLE FROM HER MUM to survive now rakes in ÂŁ1M on OnlyFans â€“ and is set to buy her dream home
A formerly homeless alcoholic and drug addict who regularly stole from her mum to feed her habit has turned her life around thanks to OnlyFans â€“ and has just made her first million in just 12 months.
Eliza Rose Watson, 31, from the UK, joined the platform at the end of 2019 after years of drug and alcohol abuse, having left a teaching job to earn more cash.
She now credits the site with keeping her on the straight and narrow, as well as helping her escape homelessness â€“ with the model now set to buy her dream home.
But it's been a tough journey to get here.
After graduating from university with a degree in psychology in 2016, Eliza Rose started modelling, enjoying the freedom of fast cash and constant partying.
She began dabbling with cocaine and other drugs, staying out all night and going on benders that would last for days.
However, between the ages of 23 and 27, her drug use and drinking escalated and she nearly lost everything.
The glamour model admits she would â€ślie, cheat and stealâ€ť to fund her habit, regularly shoplifting booze, begging strangers for money and taking pay cheques without doing the work.
â€śThere were quite a few times Iâ€™d get paid before a job and then just not turn up or call in sick and then never speak to them again,â€ť Eliza Rose told Jam Press.
â€śI had no shame. I thought nothing of brazenly walking up to people and asking them for 20p â€“ telling them I needed to get the bus home or use the payphone.
â€śOnce I was so desperate for a drink I put up a post Facebook about not being able to sleep because there was a spider in my bedroom.
"A random guy asked how he could help and I said I needed a drink to get me to sleep. I ended up walking round to this blokeâ€™s house at 2am for half a bottle of gin.
"He probably thought he was going to get a date out of it but I just listened to him rant on about politics.â€ť
Eliza Rose would also often take money from her mum to cover the costs of her addiction.
She would frequently ask for money, saying it was for taxis or food, but instead spent it on her addictions â€“ sometimes stealing money from around her mum's house or pinching her alcohol and cigarettes.
After falling out with her family, the psychology graduate didnâ€™t have a fixed address and became homeless, sleeping at friendsâ€™ houses or on the sofas of random men.
Eliza Rose said: â€śAny money I could get went on getting alcohol or cocaine.
"When I first started modelling and going out I liked drinking cocktails, but by the end I was necking neat vodka and whisky.â€ť
Her life changed when a friend of a friend invited her to come to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Eliza Rose said: â€śShe turned up at my door one day and I was so tired that I went with her.
"I was at the end of being able to cope. Iâ€™d made several attempts at suicide by then, spending time in hospital and police custody.
â€śI knew I couldnâ€™t go on.â€ť
Following the AA meetings and staying on track with the 12-step programme, the model slowly but surely began to get back on her feet â€“ even taking on a job as a teacher for children aged two to four.
As she was recovering, Eliza Rose had realised she wanted to do a job that helped people.
She had always been interested in child psychology, so this fitted in well.
The model was completely honest about her substance abuse in the past and the head teacher was very supportive and wanted to give her a chance.
Speaking about the job, Eliza Rose said: â€śChildren are such sponges at that age.
"I loved watching them develop their social skills and seeing their confidence grow.
â€śThe job was perfect but I wasnâ€™t making enough money.
"I wanted to be able to pay my mum back the cash Iâ€™d stolen from her and others, and be able to stand on my own two feet.â€ť
However, the former teacher wanted to make more money and so in December 2019, launched an OnlyFans page to top up her salary.
She first played around with it by adding some of her old glamour modelling photos and during the first couple of months didnâ€™t make much moneyÂ â€“ scraping just a few hundred pounds.
However, by February 2020, Eliza Rose made ÂŁ2,000 in one month and when the pandemic hit in March, she turned over ÂŁ100,000 by increasing the time she spent chatting to fans on the site â€“Â working around 16 hours a day.
She now also posts on her Instagram account (@elizarosewatson), where she has 928,000 followers in total.
The model, who has since left her teaching job, credits the site for keeping her "sane" during lockdown and encouraging her to stay fit and healthy, as well as staying off the booze and drugs.
Eliza Rose said: â€śI think everyoneâ€™s mental health took a bashing during lockdown but having OnlyFans to focus on and work at kept me sane and sober.
â€śIâ€™ve always been slim but since recovering from addiction I love keeping fit and healthy.
"I exercise six days a week and eat healthily, I want my body to be strong.
â€śAnd it wasnâ€™t just wanting to stay fit to earn money from the site, I love being able to talk to my fans.
"I have about 10 to 15 regulars who I chat with every day. Despite what many people think about OnlyFans itâ€™s not all sexy talk.
"We talk about everything, such as their families and children.
â€śMy psychology degree definitely comes in handy."
Eliza Rose works Monday to Sunday, often 16 hours a day, talking to fans aged between 20 to 60 â€“ including both men and women.
She added: "There are women who find me attractive and also women who want fitness tips and advice about OnlyFans.
â€śItâ€™s a real community.â€ť
Thanks to OnlyFans, Eliza Rose, once homeless, is now raking in the cash and planning to buy herself a luxurious property in the UK.
She has also made up with her mum but says building up the trust again "took a while".
The model has also paid her mum back the money she took but continues to add money into her account.
Speaking about her new career, she added: â€śMost of all, I love that I can be there for my friends and family now.
"I was flaky for so many years while I was an addict, always cancelling plans and letting people down.
â€śNow if my family or my mum need me, I can be there for them.
"OnlyFans enables me to have that flexible life and the high I get from exercising is better than any drug or drink.â€ť
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