Who is Allie Rae? Ex-nurse slams 'stigma' as she quit hospital for OnlyFans: 'It tore me apart'
Rae had to quit working as a nurse after coworkers found her on OnlyFans and reported her. She slammed the 'Mean Girls for adults' like behavior
OnlyFans has proved to be a lucrative career for many, but it has also become a source of great controversy. In a recent interview, Allie Rae, a former Massachusetts nurse, opened up about how she was forced to quit her job because her co-workers found her OnlyFans account. "The stigma against people in the sex-work industry and OnlyFans ran a really good nurse out of the hospital," she claims, as she chose to pursue modeling full-time.
Ever since the platform exploded in popularity, we have extensively covered OnlyFans and the chaos it has caused. Rae isn't the only model facing severe backlash. In February, we reported on Tiffany Poindexter, a California mom who's being bullied by fellow mums. In June, model Karley Stokes was thrown out of a Florida villa after sharing a photo taken inside, where she was in a bikini. Others, like Gabbie Hanna, have got into trouble for entirely different reasons, mostly around the pricing they set or the content they share.
Despite its many issues, it is clear OnlyFans is here to stay. It's also an immensely lucrative source of revenue, so much so that Rae had no qualms about quitting her love for nursing. "I didn’t even need the money—I was making more money on OnlyFans than I was as a nurse and was only doing it because I loved it," she said. "But once I became ‘the girl who does OnlyFans,’ it tore me apart," she shared. Here's her story and how turning to OnlyFans cost Rae her profession.
Who is Allie Rae?
The controversial OnlyFans model refused to share her actual name in an interview with The Daily Beast. She goes by the stage name Allie Rae on social media, including OnlyFans. "Nursing is always where I saw myself," she told The Beast. To get there though, her journey was anything but smooth. At 17, Rae signed up for the US Navy, serving as a yeoman who assisted the admirals. Then at 18, she got married and had two kids almost right away. She now has a third, who is 12. The other two are 17 and 18.
In 2006, Rae quit the navy following Hurricane Katrina. Stationed in New Orleans at the time, she witnessed the devastation firsthand and decided to change track. That led to a "brief stint" in marketing before she enrolled in nursing school. That led to a job at the delivery unit of a top Massachusetts hospital. "I started off in labor and delivery, which is where I always wanted to be. I can say with pure confidence that I was a fantastic NICU nurse," she said.
The 14-hours shifts though took a toll, both mentally and physically. That's when Rae turned to social media. She first began to post revealing photos on The Chive and Instagram "To blow off steam and entertain herself." In December 2020, some of her co-workers discovered those photos are reported Rae to their boss. "It got uncomfortable, where I felt people were concentrating more on my performance outside of the hospital versus my performance in the hospital," she noted. At the time, Rae had been working at the hospital for nearly nine years. Since she was using an alias and didn't identify the hospital on her profile, she was let off without a warning.
OnlyFans success prompts Rae to quit
In September 2020, Rae also became one of the thousands of models on OnlyFans. She said the decision was made by her hundreds of Instagram followers, who asked her to start an OnlyFans. "By the end of our first month, we’d made $8,000, which surpassed my monthly nursing salary. And it was COVID, so it wasn’t the most pleasant time at work. To see that much money come in with such little effort…" she noted.
The decision was made easier thanks to the support of Rae's husband. He now occasionally performs sex acts with her, as one of her many offerings on the account. "I never saw us selling videos of us having sex to strangers online, but now we do it. That came with many late-night conversations and talking things through together." However, the fun didn't last long. In March 2021, her co-workers found Rae's OnlyFans, and the consequences were more severe this time.
"They subscribed and paid to my OnlyFans account to screenshot it and bring it to my manager," she recalled. "It was like Mean Girls for adults. They got the director involved and it was, ‘You need to get rid of this account or we can’t have you working here.’ That really bothered me." Eventually, Rae decided to quit the hospital, a decision that seems to have paid off nicely for her. Reportedly, she now earns around $65,000-75,000 a month from her OnlyFans. "It’s a full-time job for me now, but I never want it to feel like I’m ‘selling myself’ online. It’s just us having fun and enjoying ourselves," she admitted.
After quitting, Rae and her family moved to Florida. Had she chosen to say, she would have received her doctorate in nursing by now, but unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be. "I realized that I could spend more time with my kids, make them breakfast every morning, and am there for dinner every night. These were things I could never do as a nurse working 14-hour days. So, there were a lot of positives that came out of it." However, she still misses nursing, admitting, "It’s the purpose that I’ll miss the most...I do miss nursing."