We guess we just never imagined an Olympian would go into sex work. Doesn’t every athlete get sponsored by Wheaties for the rest of their natural lives? We guess not, seeing as how ESPN reported today that three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted on Twitter that she’s also been working as an escort. Even more intriguingly, Hamilton claims she was “drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life.” Wow, the things we don’t know about stuff. Of course, we can’t pretend we don’t know a lot about celebs and sex work. Don’t worry, Suzy. You have plenty of interesting company when it comes to celeb escort scandals…
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Sometimes we have to take our little blogger porkpie hats off and bow from the waist in praise of the reality show gods, because we never would have thought to pair Gary Busy and Ted Haggard on Celebrity Wife Swap. A thousand monkeys typing for a thousand years never would have come up with that idea. Except apparently they did, and now ABC is putting it on the air.
While Busey has made a career out of reality show gigs like Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Apprentice in the past few years, Ted Haggard is probably best known for losing his reputation as an evangelical pastor after he was found to have visited a male prostitute. Also know as reality TV gold. The real question is, why on earth would Gary’s partner Steffanie Sampson or Gayle Haggard agree to go along with it? And since they are, can we please see a show starring those one thousand monkeys next?