Renee Gracie’s shock switch to the adult industry has paid immediate dividends.
The first woman to compete full-time in V8 Supercars, Gracie is now an adult entertainer with her own website where she sells pictures and movies for a monthly subscription fee.
And details of her staggering pay increase have now emerged.
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The 25-year-old charges her subscribers $12.95 a month and says she can now pull in up to $25,000 a week.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph over the weekend it was revealed that more than 5000 people have subscribed to Gracie’s site since news of her career switch broke last Thursday.
That equates to $64,750 in three days.
Gracie is said to have about 7000 subscribers, meaning she makes $90,650 a month or $1,087,800 every year if all the subscribers stay signed up.
After claiming she made nothing from seven years as a race car driver, Gracie couldn’t be happier.
“It has been the best thing I have done in my whole life,” Gracie told News Corp Australia last week.
“It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamt of and I really enjoy it.
“I am fine with whatever they want to call me. I am earning good money and I am comfortable with where I am at.”
Gracie shot to prominence when she partnered with Swiss racer Simona de Silvestro at Bathurst in 2015, but struggled to get a real foothold in the sport.
“I wasn't getting the results and couldn't get the funding. I tried to do my best but it got to a point where my dream vanished,” she said.
After working in a car yard Gracie said she started posting full sex videos last year after earning $3000 in her first week.
Renee Gracie’s defiant message to the haters
Supercars has since released a statement distancing themselves from Gracie.
“Supercars is aware of the article regarding former Super2 driver Renee Gracie,’’ a spokesman said.
“As Ms Gracie is no longer competing in Super2, Supercars will not be commenting further.”
But Gracie isn’t letting the naysayers affect her.
“It’s crazy that people think I can’t do this now, because of what I used to do,” she said.
I’m sorry to some people I’m probably not the person now that they once thought I was but. F*** them.
“I'm going to milk it as long as I can.”