‘Danc­ing naked for Pre­mier­ship footy stars paid my col­lege fees’

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By RACHEL SPENCER

CASH-STRAPPED stu­dents are turn­ing to lap danc­ing and es­cort­ing to help fund their stud­ies.

Estelle Hart, from the National Union of Stu­dents (NUS), this week claimed that girls were also get­ting into online gam­bling and be­com­ing drugs guinea pigs to af­ford their crip­pling course fees.

She said: “In an eco­nomic cli­mate where there are very few jobs, peo­ple are tak­ing more work in the in­for­mal econ­omy, such as sex work.”

Dr Brooke Mag­nanti, aka Belle De Jour, the former es­cort whose blog in­spired the hit TV se­ries star­ring Bil­lie Piper, turned to es­cort­ing to pay for her PHD.

Brooke said: “You could work be­hind a bar, but how many hours would you have to do to pay the rent?”

And a re­cent sur­vey of 200 lap dancers by Leeds Univer­sity found that one in three was strip­ping to pay for their ed­u­ca­tion. Here Pyschol­ogy stu­dent and Sport model Holly Hen­der­son tells her story.

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