“I am a woman of business. I did what the politicians of this country will always encourage immigrants to do. Work hard, pursue opportunities, exploit your talents and adjust and adapt to the new global economy”. No, this is not the opening scene of The Godfather, but of the confession of such a Svetlana Z, barcelona escorts originally from Russia who has exposed his life and business strategies in an article published in Medium. It is a powerful first person account of her journey from the small Chelyabinsk, which he left at the age of 19 with $ 300 in his pocket, New York, where she has managed to save $ 200,000 “fucking for money”, in their own words.

It is not a portrait of despair, but rather, a story of something bittersweet, but marked by pragmatism and the constants of the American Dream, that also appeared in the story of Belle Knox. “I don’t hate men. I am not a victim of trafficking of children. I’ve never been raped, or drugged, or I’ve done porn. I am not a drug addict. I’ve never had a pimp”, he confesses. And, as she sang Edith Piaf, no regrets for nothing: if she has abandoned prostitution is because she wants to focus on her film studies and psychology, that now, five years after the start of your career, you can afford. Also wants to get married and have children, something that is highly incompatible with your old job.

From the street of sex to Wall Street

Her early days in New York remind powerfully to The dream of Ellis, the film, directed by James Gray. “Shit, this is not the America of which he had heard”, think about when you get off the train in Brooklyn. Your first job will be to “massage” (yes, quoted). The announcement was praying that you did not need experience and that, in turn, you could earn about 500 dollars a day. When she saw how her partner was beginning to be touched by her customer, she realized what was the reason for that was charging $ 100 per hour. Soon she would start to work five days a week, until two months later, she was fired.


It was then when, in the company of her roommate, she started her own business. The massage-with-happy-ending allowed them to earn about 800 dollars a day, and gradually, the shyness of Svetlana began to disappear and cross more borders. It was then when she designed their two characters: the “sweet, smart and fun” Angelina, that cost 800 dollars per hour, and the shy and European Anna, fond of luxury travel, and it collected 900 every time. Both were in the 1% of the escorts that gain more in the Big Apple.

This article serves to understand a few peculiarities of the business. For example, the weakest days of the year were both Valentine’s day and Christmas or Easter, since 90% of their clients were married (and most of them were bankers): “If you ever meet an investment banker who tells you that has never been with an escort, you’ve found a saint or, probably, a liar.” Interestingly, what a man prefersis not your sexual pleasure, but that of the woman who is paying: 80%, he wondered if he had had an orgasm. “The 60-year old man who wants me to cum five times before he believes he does it because he cares for me, but that is because you want to think that you can still make a girl cum”.