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Former Adult Film Star Shares How She Turned To Christianity And Became A Pastor

Rachael Grealish

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Former Adult Film Star Shares How She Turned To Christianity And Became A Pastor

A former porn star has found a new calling as she becomes a Christian preaching the word of God.

Brittni De La Mora had been in over 375 scenes in adult films but chose to cash in her $30,000 (£23,058) a month career for a life dedicated to religion.

Now, she's making money as a real estate agent and using her voice at the local church to help reduce the stigma adult film actors have among religious people.

Brittni De La Mora and her husband Richard, both 31, preach the gospel at Cornerstone Church in San Diego, but six years ago her life was very different.

Credit: Barcroft
Credit: Barcroft

Under her stage name, Jenna Presley, Brittni was ranked one of the world's hottest female adult performers - earning on average around $30,000 a month.

She told the New York Post: "I used to be named one of the world's hottest porn stars."

At the same time she was secretly in the depths of drug addiction and suicidal thoughts and often struggled to pay her rent.

She added: "I would spend thousands and thousands of dollars on drugs a week."

Credit: Barcroft
Credit: Barcroft

Having started going to church and got clean, Brittni now goes into porn conventions to preach the Bible's teachings to adult movie performers and has written two relationship books with her husband.

She was only 16-years-old when she had her first brush with the sex industry, when she was on a trip to Mexico with a group of friends.

De La Mora got drunk at a club, one evening, and was put on stage to strip - this led to a career of stripping to pay for college, which soon escalated to her being recruited by a pair of adult entertainment producers.

She admitted: "I was naive but I wasn't that naive, I knew they were talking about porn films.

"I got accepted to be represented by a premier agency and I made the move to become a full-time porn star and dropped out of college."

Credit: Barcroft
Credit: Barcroft

After only two months in the job she caught gonorrhea and soon became disillusioned with the industry and developed an addiction to heroin.

She also battled anorexia so severe, she ended up being hospitalised for and was put under pressure by adult film directors to lose weight.

Her calling to the church came when one day, she called her grandmother for help, who picked her up and drove her from Los Angeles to San Diego.

It was then she began attending Cornerstone church, and in 2012, she made her final goodbyes to the adult film industry for good.

Credit: Barcroft
Credit: Barcroft

De La Mora even met her husband, pastor Richard De La Mora, 31, at Cornerstone. Now, De La Mora is a real estate agent, a pastor, and an advocate for women in the sex industry.

She said: "I say that I live life with no regrets. If I had never gotten into the porn industry, I wouldn't have got to do all of the incredible things I'm doing now."

Featured Image Credit: Barcroft

Topics: Adult Film, Celebrity, News

Rachael Grealish
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