'90 Day Fiancé': Stephanie reveals she became a stripper in LA after her dream to become an actress failed

Stephanie Matto is seen in the latest season of '90 Day Fiancé' along with her partner Erika and recently, she opened up the struggles she faced in her life


                            '90 Day Fiancé': Stephanie reveals she became a stripper in LA after her dream to become an actress failed
Stephanie Motto (TLC)
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'90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days' introduced their first gay couple when Erika Owens and Stephanie Motto appeared on the show and the fans are already shipping them. While the shows touch upon their personal lives, the main focus on the show has always been their relationship. The two met online and ever since then they have felt a deep connection between them. While the two have not yet come out to their parents, they know that the love they share is true and are ready to risk all for it. 

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Stephanie decided to open up to her fans and let them know a little bit more about her personal life. Fans were aware that Stephanie was a YouTuber and would post from anything to everything. However, one thing they did not know was her interest in acting. Stephanie revealed that she had moved to LA in the hopes of becoming an actress. 

"Wishin’ I was back in LA. There was a time when the thought of returning, even if for a quick visit, pained me. Why? When I was 24 years old I saved 10 grand, packed my bags, and moved to Los Angeles with hopes of becoming an actress," she revealed. While she had hoped her dreams would become a reality just like in the movies, she was badly hit by the hard truth one calls, life. 

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"6 months later I was working as a stripper at a gentlemen’s club called The Palms in Signal Hill Ahh so goes the story of so many aspiring actresses!" she wrote. While she has left that in the past, Stephanie admitted that these things influence her present as well. "That job forever scarred me in ways that still trickle into my personal life today, BUT I will never regret my move. I ultimately hit rock bottom while living in LA, and through that painful experience sought healing by investing time into my first book," she said. 

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Stephanie then took the positives out of the experience and made sure something good came out of it. " I took lemons and made something closely resembling lemonade. I have always been a risk-taker. I have always lived life on the edge and although my illness has slowed me down the past few years, I still like to think there is that crazy spontaneity left in me," she said.

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While Stephanie has had a wild experience in the past, she is willing to have another one on the show as she leaves for Australia to meet the love of her life. Will this be a fairytale or will this turn into a hurtful memory?

'90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days' airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET on TLC. 

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