It is wise for all sport stars to have a separate career path to fall back on once their competitive days are over.
However, the route taken by former Australian supercar driver Renee Gracie is one of the more unique that you will see.
Back in 2015, Gracie raced as part of an-all female team in a Ford FG X Falcon for the Bathurst 1000 V8 supercar race. However, as time went on, Gracie found success on the track hard to come by and opted to retire from the sport - as she was finding it difficult to make a living from racing.
Initially, Gracie took a job at a local car yard to make ends meet following her departure from competition. It was in this new role that Gracie learned of the subscription-based website OnlyFans. She has not looked back since.
OnlyFans allows creators to make content of an adult nature available to fans for a monthly fee. While Gracie did not make much money in racing, she has certainly made up for it with her OnlyFans income - generating $3,000 within her first week on the site!
Upon appreciating the earning potential that the site could have for her, Gracie became a lot more open to accommodating the requests of her audience.
"I pretty much do everything," Gracie admitted, as per the Daily Telegraph. "I do whatever it is people request. I sell those photos and people tip me. I have been able to pay for a house. I have a 30-year loan that I am about to pay off in 12 months."
In view of her success on the platform, Gracie says that her father is proud of her achievements and is supportive of her new career choice.
Gracie also insists see has closed the door on the idea of ever returning to racing.
"I got over it (racing) and realised I wasn't good enough and moved on," she revealed. "I have no interest in going back. Racing cars in my eyes is not the pinnacle of what I have done. What I am doing right now, I would rather do than race around Bathurst."
With Gracie now earning an estimated $25,000-a-week through her sales of x-rated material, it is easy to understand why she feels the way she does. It may not be something that everyone would be comfortable doing, but to generate that sort of revenue each week is remarkable in any line of work.
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