Mia Khalifa’s birth name is Mia Callista, but her school yearbook lists her name as Sarah Joe Chamoun. So, many people on reddit claiming that she changed her name from Sarah Joe Chamoun to Mia Calista.
She was born on February 10th, 1993 in Beirut, Lebanon. She was born into a heavily Catholic conservative family. Her father is apparently supporter of the Lebanese Christian political party which is Lebanese Forces and Mia has a tattoo of the Lebanese Forces Cross.
After joining the world of porn Mia received some criticism online for her representation of Lebanese culture even after leaving porn. On Lebanon’s Independence Day she tweeted out “Happy Independence Day to the country I love but doesn’t really love me back #Lebanon “.
In a recent interview she revealed that she attended a French private school in Lebanon and that was where she learned how to speak English. Due to the South Lebanon conflict, which was taking the place at the time, it was no place for Mia to grow up.
So, her parents moved to the USA. Recently she stated that her parents love America because it offered second chance to them, but they probably never imagined that what kind of opportunities that may present for their young daughter.
The family relocated to the United States in January of 2001 and they settled in Montgomery County, Maryland just outside of Washington DC. Mia’s Lebanese heritage resulted in numerous instances of bullying and discrimination as a child. The harassment had intensified after 9/11 with some kids even calling her as terrorist. For an unspecified period of time Mia attended North West High School in German town, Maryland. According to a Playboy interview Mia Khalifa was a huge fan of World of Warcraft in elementary school and she also played lacrosse.
Judging by her numerous posts on social media Mia is a die-hard hockey fan, particularly the Washington Capitals and the star player Andre Burakov. Growing up in the suburbs of DC Mia was introduced to the Washington Redskins from her cousin.
She is also a big fan of the Washington Nationals baseball team. Those sports have always been comforting for Mi. During time’s change when she eventually moved away to go to school, it was her love of DC sports that made her feel more at home. Commenting on her love of sports she stated,
“Sometimes I complain about the realm of sports being too much of a ‘boy club’ and feel overwhelmed in trying to break into it and make my voice heard.”
“I now feel ashamed at not using the voice I do have to speak up for those who can’t.”
“Sports is a unifying, beautiful part of life that everyone who wants to should have a chance to experience. My first love wasn’t a boy, it was a team”
She also attended Massanutten military school of Woodstock, Virginia.
After graduating around 2011 she left home, she was only 18 at the time. After the graduation eventually she headed to the University of Texas in El Paso where she majored in history and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. While in college she worked bartending jobs as well as a few modeling gigs on the side and she apparently posted a couple racy photos to the reddit.
Mia said that she lost about 50 pounds through diet and exercise during her time in college. She even posted before and after photo with a message about transformation. She began the massage by stating “Life is about balance. For me, it’s balancing my passion and love for food with my health. People ask me all the time how I eat so much and stay skinny. It hasn’t always been that way and it takes sh** ton of f***ing work.
It’s not good genes or a young metabolism”. Mia has gotten in shape, she stated that her extreme weight loss resulted in her breasts becoming deformed, she soon underwent surgery to enhance their size to 34DD. In 2011 at the age of just 18 Mia married her high school sweetheart. I did some searching online and I couldn’t exactly find his name. However, I read that once she got married Mia changed her legal name to Sarah Joe O’Brien. I also found several photos of two of them.
The fairy tale would come to an end and Mia and her husband separated in 2014 and eventually it ended in a divorce in 2016 But before all that after the graduation it’s reported that Mia Khalifa worked at What-A-Burger.
She and her husband had relocated to Miami and then she found employment at Fuddruckers, a southern restaurant chain.
Outside of her workplace in a strip mall that the Fuddruckers was located, one day she was crossing the street when a regular customer stopped beside her and all of a sudden he had a proposition for her, he asked her if she was interested in joining the adult industry. Taking the flyer home, she was hesitant. After two weeks of deep thought, she phoned the company that approached her and said yes. At this time, she was 21 and she was looking for validation. During her interview with Lance Armstrong, she admitted her college days were sort of underwhelming and she wasn’t really a party girl who would put herself out there hell while most students end up gaining weight through constant eating and drinking well Mia took the time to lose 50 pounds.
In October of 2014 the quiet Lebanese girl from a strict Catholic family signed a contract with BangBros. She reportedly claimed to be a proud BangBros contract girl via twitter. Her first giant scene was a three some with Brazzers now in it her and another girl engaged in sexual intercourse while wearing hijabs. The video gained millions of hits and Mia began receiving criticism from the Muslim community with many dubbing the video bigoted and Islamophobic. After a three-month career her life began falling apart aside from troubles with her family and she was also receiving Twitter threats from Isis members. When one user stated that she would be the first person in hell fire, Mia replied,
“I’ve been meaning to get a little tan recently”
In early 2015 she was designed an extended contract with BangBros, but all the negative attention she was getting led her to calling it quit. She left the industry and transformed her online popularity into a social media career where she would begin posting vlogs as well as live streams via webcam.
During her interview with Lance Armson in his podcast ‘The Forward’ Mia is now 25 years old a sports commentator and she admitted that she joined the industry out of low self-esteem.
Living in Austin Texas she has reinvented herself as a popular social media personality with over 2.37 million followers on Twitter and 12.1 million on Instagram. She also has a strong YouTube presence with two separate channels, one on her own and one with her boyfriend Rob.
For the rest of the story, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.