A mother of two from Nevada has embraced her postpartum figure and is able to make more than $5,000 a month by selling racy photos of herself online.
Summers VonHesse, 30, is a stay-at-home mother of two who began posting revealing photos on her Instagram account in November 2016. Her posts quickly took off, according to the Daily Mail, and her account amassed 100,000 followers.
She decided to turn her social media presence into a business, creating an account with Patreon, a site that allows people to run a subscription content service. Fans can pay to see photos and videos of her in swimsuits, lingerie or even in the nude.
"I've never had a 'real job' since I got married eight years ago," she told Yahoo Beauty. "Being able to contribute in my house feels really nice."
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VonHesse says she was not always proud of her body.
"I was always putting myself down, my husband kept telling me I was the most beautiful girl in the world, but I didn’t believe him," she said.
But, after she began following a number of body-positivity accounts on Instagram, she learned to appreciate and even show off the body she has.
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"Believe it or not, I was reading through the comments of the other bloggers and saw how men were telling them how beautiful they were. I began there to believe that what my husband had been telling me all along was true."
Most of her photos are taken by her husband, a military veteran. VonHesse hopes to use the money to open up a sanctuary for abandoned horses.
"I enjoy doing it," she said. "To be honest, I’m not doing it because we really need the money or anything like that, but it sure is nice that I am bringing in $5,000 a month."
In her Instagram posts, she makes it clear that her posts allow her to explore her sexuality as well as fully embrace her nude figure.
"I'm trying hard to straddle a thin line with my page. Representing the natural enjoyment nudity brings me. It is NOT a sexual thing," she wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
"On the flip side of the coin, I think as a society we have this huge problem with sex. We demonize it, while at the same time sexualizing everything. So I explore my sexuality as well."
She hopes that her children, currently aged 2 and 5, will grow up to love their bodies. She said she wouldn't even mind if her children decided to follow her own path and make money off of selling racy photos online.
"I think that the human body is a beautiful thing, and there is nothing to be ashamed of," she said. "I want them to love their bodies, and if they wanna profit from sharing images, then I would be fine with that."