For individuals in the public spotlight, the idea of private nude pictures hitting the web would seem like a nightmare. However, for Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight Jessica Andrade, a recent leak of photos from her OnlyFans page hasn't been that big of a deal.
Former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade started an OnlyFans page a few months back on the suggestion of her wife Fernanda Gomes. The site has been a worthwhile extra source of revenue for many fighters in the sport -- including fellow UFC flyweight Jessica Eye. The service offers subscribers the chance to build a closer connection with celebrities and private citizens around the world. In most of those instances, the services offered are adult in nature and include videos and pictures. And on many pages, the content options expand for added fees. Andrade's page is no different.
The Jessica Andrade OnlyFans pics leak news hasn't been a big deal for the UFC flyweight
However, an unfortunate drawback of the site is that what is sometimes expected to be a private exchange of fees and services can end up getting shared with the world. That's what happened to "Bate Estaca" recently when some of her adult content was shared on the web. But the 29-year-old isn't sweating the unintended development. From the start, she saw the likely leak of nude photos as an eventuality.
“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," Andrade told MMAFighting Thursday. "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. Better use it now, than when it’s gone. But I wasn’t upset. I thought it was funny because people did a lot of memes.
“If I had done [those photos] against my will, it would’ve been different. 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.”
Andrade is banking big bucks from her OnlyFans page
What makes the situation easier to cope with is that the Brazilians OnlyFans page has been quite lucrative for her so far. It has done so well, that she was able to recently buy a new car, pay off her Las Vegas rent months in advance, and hasn't even used any of the purse from her April flyweight title fight loss to Valentina Shevchenko.
“I paid off my car and six or seven months of rent in advance. 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," said Andrade.
“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.”
The #1 ranked flyweight will next compete at UFC 266 on September 25. On that night in Las Vegas, Nevada, she will face fifth-ranked talent, Cynthia Calvillo on the main card of the US $69.99 ESPN+ pay-per-view event.