Thursday, December 20, 2012

From Wholesome to Whore: The Suzy Favor Hamilton Story





Three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton's secret life has caught up to her: The Smoking Gun revealed in a Thursday report that Favor Hamilton has worked for the past year as a $600-an-hour call girl.

In December 2011, Favor Hamilton, 44, began work as "Kelly Lundy" for a Las Vegas escort service called Haley Heston's Private Collection. She apparently later leaked her true identity to some clients, according to the Smoking Gun. A reporter for the outlet confronted Hamilton and she eventually confessed, saying it was a "huge mistake."

In the track and field world, Favor Hamilton is perhaps best known for leading with 200 meters left in the 1,500 meter race at the Sydney Olympics, but mysteriously collapsing in the homestretch to finish last. The New York Times reported Favor Hamilton had the best time in the world entering the race, after a collegiate career at Wisconsin, where she won a then-record nine titles.

Favor Hamilton admitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in July that she took a dive in Sydney on purpose. "I wanted that gold so bad," she told the paper. "I thought that was the only way to true happiness in my life. It was unbelievable how I let my brain get so out of perspective."

Despite being shut out of a medal at three Olympics, Favor Hamilton's wholesome blonde looks and extended run as one of America's best middle-distance stars, the paper noted, led to a slew of endorsements, including for Nike. She had dozens of speaking engagements annually.

you can see the freak in her eyes
The post title is what I believe the Lifetime Channel's movie of the week title will be. Essentially what we're looking at is a woman who was bored and decided to prostitute herself simply for the kicks. She supposedly did it against her husband's wishes but what man would tolerate that to any degree for as long as he had?

“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I’m not the victim and I’m not going that route,” Favor Hamilton said. “I’m owning up to what I did. I would not blame anybody except myself.” She added, “Everybody in this world makes mistakes. I made a huge mistake. Huge.” 

Translation: "The only mistake I made was trusting a couple of my johns to keep a secret. Mental note, just because we some laughs and sex doesn't mean they're my friends."

This chick basically cuckolded her husband and brought shame to her family and you know what's really fucked up? She could potentially make more money from this. First come the excuses, her brother committed suicide over 10 years ago, postpartum depression some seven years ago, problems in her marriage etc. She's already started the set up: After the story appeared online, Hamilton released a series of tweets saying that she was ''drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life.''

Many coping mechanisms?  She turned to sex with strangers, Paid sex with strangers. So what is it commerce and intercourse are her coping mechanisms?

Watch for the book deals, a cable movie deal, reality TV show deals and making the rounds of daytime talk shows (don't fool yourself, those people get paid for their appearance). So while there's some embarrassment for her there's no real down side.
















EDIT: 9-11-2015

The news show 20/20 is airing a whole show dedicated to Suzy Favor Hamilton's rise and downfall...in time to coincide with her book Fast Girl..


Who didn't see this coming? And watching this show, she's in full promotion mode. There's no real hint of remorse or shame. Again, no real down side. 

4 comments:

  1. I think it's pretty cool, actually. She was a hooker, and a WELL paid hooker. She was an older adult, and hopefully she thought it out. Is that really worse than some young girl dancing on a pole for the pleasure of sleezy guys that just want a grab or a grope and then to stick a dollar someplace on her person? And possibly doing it because she thinks it the best job she can get? It's funny how sex is demonized in this country more than violence. If you enjoy sex you're labeled some kinda aberration, but if you enjoy violence you're normal. So she had sex, big deal. So she is gonna make a tub of money off it. I'm kinda jealous. I wish people cared so much about my sex life that they'd hand me money. I don't think her husband is a victim either. He knew what she was doing and must have agreed to it. If it was so bad he could have left. And got custody of any kids really easy. I'm pretty sure the $600 an hour made it easier for him to stay. My advice to her, book deal, movies, talk shows, then rake in enough money to live like a queen from here on out...

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    1. Then she should own it. Don't say it was because there was trouble in my marriage or my brother died and I had post birth depression. If she did it because she could (and I suspect that's the true reason) then she shouldn't run from that.

      I'm not one to shit on a woman's sexual empowerment if she wants to be a prostitute then so be it but Suzy is a wife and mother and according to her story her husband wasn't down with the program so thats going to change the perception . Whether or not thats true we don't know. We can only go by the story she lays down. If I'm judging her its because its the internet..its kinda the point of the blog and its what people do in general. IMO she wanted to brag about it. She had been doing it for a year and no one made the connection (becuz distance running isn't a year round premier sport and she didn't medal in the olympics so who cares) no one was the wiser until SHE told someone. So deep down she didn't want to anonymous Kelly Lundy turning tricks, she wanted to be quasi-celebrity Suzy Favor Hamilton being a bad girl. Thats why her excuses are bullshit to me. She knew exactly what she wanted to do step by step. A coping mechanism suggests doing something in the moment. If she was in a depressed state (which is legit) and had a series of quickie affairs with strange men not for pay that would (as far as I understand it) suggest a true coping mechanism. Its brief, almost spur of the moment. But to be a high priced call girl takes planning over a long period. She's going back and forth from Wisconsin to Las Vegas? Setting up dates weeks in advance? Taking pics for advertising? None of that suggests she did it in a moment of frustration or depression.

      Also from all the reports it wasn't about the money..her real estate business is doing well (at least thats what they say) she had speaking engagements and endorsements and there were no reports of heavy debts or such so money wasn't the point for her. Which would suggest she's just a true freak rather than some head case.

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  2. I'm with you about owning it. I'm pretty sure she had some feelings about not being recognized. She may have become irritated that no one mentioned that she looked like so and so. Telling some of her "johns" was stupid if she intended for it to remain a secret. Perhaps she wanted to raise the steaks and make it more exciting or interesting. Maybe she wanted to get caught on some level. I kinda doubt she planned to be caught but that's not an impossibility either. Who knows. Now for her husband. Were I in his place I would have taken my kid and left her if I had a real problem with it. If she gave me shit I would have explained to her how I would totally expose her if she made things hard. I am judging that he could not have had too much of a problem with it if he stayed and went along with it. Is she talking the whole thing up? Most likely. She has to have stuff for the book deal and the lifetime movie. It's not as interesting if she just did it because she wanted to. It's not as interesting if her husband said, "whatever babe, I'll support you in it." So in order for her to cash in on this it has to have some levels of drama. I doubt she is a head case. Then again I have met some really disturbed people that act and function pretty normally until the facade drops or cracks. So she could be crazy but she doesn't seem it to me. Then again I really can't be too sure about that unless I interact with her. And since that's unlikely I'm kinda stopped there. I will point out that in my stripper analogy that wasn't a coping mechanism either. But I do know a few strippers who became a bit addicted to it for various reasons. I'm sure if you can get "hooked" on stripping you can get hooked on being a high priced call girl. (in the same vein there are guys who get addicted to going to strip clubs, I don't get that either) Again, this may not be what happened to her but it's plausible. MAybe she just did it for the kicks, also plausible. Does that make her a freak, YES. I think anyone who is a sexual being is some form of freak, myself included. She must have got something out of it to keep it going. It was all between consenting adults so I don't see it as being so bad. Now, in NO WAY do I see her as some kind of victim either. And if she did do it just for the kicks I can see why she would come up with all kinds of reasons. Our society has issues with it sex just for the sake of fun.

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    1. I wonder if she is back at it yet. If she does have and adiction as many have speculated and I believe that risking your livlihood for a single behavior is the first symptom of addiction, then by now she has fogured out that she could free lance, double her money by cutting out the pimp payments and still get her kicks

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