A Florida teaching assistant quit her job to twerk professionally on Vine – a job she says delivers a six-figure paycheck.
“What I make in six seconds would take me four months to make as a teaching assistant,” Jessica Vanessa said.
Although Vanessa said she misses working with children, she noted that she definitely doesn’t miss the 9 to 5 grind. And, even though she loves her job, she admitted to having two major “breakdowns” since she began uploading videos.
“I’m not a celebrity but I do get a taste of what they have to go through – I have strangers calling me a whore, people calling me fat, people calling me ugly, people saying just about any mean thing you could say.”
Vanessa added that twerking is simply a type of dance, and that if more people were open-minded about it they wouldn’t label her as a “whore."
Despite the video comments, Vanessa said she won’t quit her twerking gig anytime soon. She added that her family has supported her new career, and that she even shares her videos with her grandmother.
The 22-year-old initially began producing work for Vine after advertisers were directed to her videos. She currently has two million followers on the video-sharing website.