At only 20 years-old, OnlyFans model Kaylen Ward has started a trend among other sex workers that has helped raise over a million dollars for fire relief efforts in Australia. On January 3rd, Ward posted to her Twitter account that she would be exchanging one nude photo for every $10 donation someone made, with valid confirmation of their donation provided. The tweet also provided a screenshot that included links to over 20 organizations her followers could donate to in order to help.
Now, less than a week since posting her original tweet, Ward has allegedly raised $1 million dollars off her tweet alone. “The Naked Philanthropist,” as she calls herself, started with about 30,000 Twitter followers when she posted the offer. She currently sits at just under 400,000. Ward told the Washington Post she had only anticipated raising a couple of thousand dollars. After her tweet went viral, she hired 3 people to help go through the tens of thousands of DMs she had received. Due to the massive volume of messages, Ward stated on January 6th she is unable to send any more photos but still encourages donating.
In response to the attention Ward has received, OnlyFans has teamed up with her to continue raising money for Australian wildfire relief efforts. Ward, who is not currently ranked as one of their top three creators on the platform, said in a tweet, “We will donate 20% of all of my earnings to one Australia Bushfire charity.” The tweet linked to her OnlyFans page and encouraged users to suggest charity options.
On top of the major accomplishment raising this much money is, Ward has also inspired other sex workers to follow in her footsteps. Jenna Lee, another OnlyFans model told Vice she had raised an estimated $40,000 in two days. Other models like Emmy Corinne say they raised approximately $10,000.
Ward’s tweet even inspired adult actress Riley Reid to post the same offer to 1.7 million followers on Twitter. At the time of writing, there is no estimate of how much money was raised by Reid.