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Online star Belle Delphine has spoken about how she dropped out of school at 14 before making her fortune through YouTube and OnlyFans.
The 21-year-old, whose real name is Mary-Belle Kirschner, is making $1.2 million a month through OnlyFans work, having grown hugely popular for her 'weird' content.
But before finding widespread online fame, Delphine's earlier life wasn't quite so positive.
Speaking to Insider, she explained how she dropped out of her UK secondary school in 2014, when she was just 14.
She told the outlet that she left school because she experienced bullying, having been a 'weird' kid that had to deal with a 'bad mental state' throughout her early education.
Delphine said the incident that pushed her to drop out was actually reminiscent of the scandals that she would later face as a controversial internet star, explaining how she became a huge fan of a genre known as anti-political correctness - through YouTubers like iDubbbz, a personality known for his 'Content Cop' series that exposes and mocks other YouTubers, and a parody character called Filthy Frank.
Already struggling with social exclusion, Delphine transferred schools after turning 14 to get a fresh start, but just days later her former classmates spread screenshots of offensive jokes that Delphine had made online.
"Basically this joke was a string of ironic comments," she said.
"The initial thread started with someone saying, 'I love cancer'.
"So people were saying, like, 'I love cancer because you can get a free wig'.
"I said, 'I love cancer because you can go to Disneyland'."
The screenshots disseminated through her old and new schools overnight, with Delphine recalling how she woke up to messages containing 'hate after hate after hate'.
As she couldn't face returning to the new school, she simply never went back.
Delphine continued: "In some ways, it really propelled me more into the internet.
"When that happened, and everyone in my hometown kind of turned against me, it really kind of made me turn against them and go, 'F*** you'.
"It really isolated me even more because I thought the internet was the only place people accepted me."
Before she started making some real cash through adult content, she worked odd jobs, including nannying.
Now, however, she's making 'a mill a month' through her OnlyFans page.
Speaking to Logan Paul on his Impaulsive podcast recently, Delphine revealed the hefty amount of cash she pulls in each month for posting her not-suitable-for-work content.
Her OnlyFans account is $35 (£26) a month, putting her at the higher end of content creators on the site, but it seems like the premium price tag is not putting people off.
While she wouldn't reveal how many subscribers she has, she said: "All, like, the main people on Only Fans are roughly earning the same, I think... From what I know, and at the moment it's, like, a mill a month."
In response, Logan's co-host Mike Majlak said: "That would put you at the highest echelon, because from what I've heard, the girls in America - the higher earners are generally between four and six hundred thousand a month."
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