EX-Love Island star Shannon Singh says she has “no regrets” about her teenage years as a glamour model or having an OnlyFans account.
But the DJ and influencer, who left Tuesday's show after being made a singleton by the arrival of Chloe Burrows, is she’s keen to leave that in her past.
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She was in her teens when her mother encouraged her to get into glamour modelling before taking her pictures – images which got her a job within minutes.
Shannon said: “I’m proud of what it has made me, because it has made me a really strong and independent woman. I’ve owned what I’ve done.
“I was a teenager when I first started doing glamour modeling but it has led me on to a great path.”
She hates the fact that when women strip off for movies, pop videos or a fashion shoot for a magazine, it’s viewed as art.
But when they do glamour modelling and take OnlyFans pictures, as she has, it’s often viewed as sleazy.
Shannon said: “You’ve got like Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey – it’s soft porn. You’ve got celebrities like Margot Robbie naked in front of everyone in the Wolf of Wall Street.
“Naomi Campbell has got a full nude book published and Kate Moss has got nudes everywhere. It’s 2021.
You’ve got the #metoo movement. "Women are taking ownership of their sexuality.”
Shrewd Shannon points out that OnlyFans now takes away the risk of being exploited by photographers.
She said: "Some people take advantage of you and when you sign away your rights, the photographer has that content of you, they own it, they can just repeat it on whatever platform they see fit.
"What OnlyFans has done is, the models own the content."
And she had some advice for young girls following in her footsteps.
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Shannon said: "I think what people need to do if they want to go down the creative route of being an OnlyFans or a glamour model, is: know your rights.
"Have a release form, go over it with a fine-tooth comb, have a lawyer look over it, and just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself in for.
"Because there is going to be stuff that you can’t take back and a lot of young girls need to know that."
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