Apparently a post I wrote last week came off as though I was criticizing the former Deloitte grunt who found her real joy in porn. In fact, I was celebrating her awakening.
She isn't the first industry refugee and she won't be the last. As many of you are chomping at the bit looking for a way out while trudging closer to the end of busy season, it's worth looking at all of your exit opportunities.
In an episode of LOGO's That Sex Show (sorry for my bad taste in TV, they run RuPaul's Drag Race AND 16 and Pregnant, I can't get enough), Miss J Alexander admitted to being a former accountant.
Surely you know Miss J? Miss J!
This right here went the accounting track. Girl I am not joking, this. For all we talk about professional conduct and fitting into the mold and not rocking the boat, this was attracted to accounting.
After modeling in Tokyo for three years, he settled in Paris.
Was a runway model for Jean-Paul Gaultier in New York City.
Went to school to be an accountant.
Met Monique Pillard then-president of Elite Model Management when he was doing drag. She sent him to Tokyo to model.
Born Alexander Jenkins in South Bronx, J. Alexander initially dreamed of becoming an accountant. However, after realizing that the job was too confining and after meeting the then-president of Elite Model Management Monique Pillard, he decided that he belonged to the fashion industry.
So you see, kids, there is always a way out. It's just up to you to find it. Or some other inspirational bullshit. Although it sounds like Miss J didn't even get to the point many of you are at as we speak, which is probably a good thing.