Stormy Daniels went from the strip clubs to the pages of Vogue magazine, appearing in the October issue of the fashion bible.
The adult film star got a glam makeover for the accompanying photos, where she was joined by lawyer Michael Avenatti shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. The interview was conducted by Amy Chozick, who touched on just how much Daniels' life has changed since going public with her alleged affair with Donald Trump.
While POTUS denies the two were ever intimate, he did cop to paying her $130,000 to stop "false and extortionist accusations" during his presidential campaign.
When pressed for details on the alleged affair, Daniels put it bluntly. "How many details can you really give about two minutes?" she said, adding, "Maybe. I'm being generous." She was also asked if she felt pressured to have sex with Trump. "Not once did I ever feel like I was in any sort of physical danger. I'm sure if I would've taken off running, he wouldn't have given chase. And even if I had, there's no way he could've caught me."
Her life and career has gone through a total 180 since coming forward with her allegations, with the fallout affecting everything from her weight to her clientele.
According to Chozick, Daniels said she "has't been able to really enjoy a meal" since going public. "We've been at restaurants when we order food and it's taken too long or somebody was watching and we've had to leave—like that," she explained. "That's why I'm so skinny!"
She also said she's received death threats, been in car chases, gotten "suspicious substances hidden in gifts" and hired three bodyguards, who she refers to as her "Dragons." Daniels joked that she's a full-on "fugitive," comparing herself and Avenatti to Thelma & Louise. "I want to be Louise," Avenatti noted, referring to Susan Sarandon's character.
Daniels also made it clear she doesn't have a Democratic agenda by coming forward, telling Vogue that she's a Republican, albeit one who is pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ issues. "I'm not like some big Hillary supporter," she added, before explaining that many of her new customers likely are.
"My fan base is completely different," she told the publication. Instead of "middle-aged white men," Chozick noted that her crowd at strip clubs has started filling up with "women, gay couples, immigrants, and other assorted liberals." Said Daniels, "It's pretty much these packs of women, and they are angry."
She added that her nude photo and DVD sales after shows have dwindled like crazy in recent months and the fans coming up to her after shows are now pretty "emotional. "There are people crying every night," she explained, "and I'm like, 'There's no crying in titty bars!'"
"They're like, 'You're going to save the world, you're a patriot, you're a hero,'" she added. "When I started this, I just wanted to save my own ass, not everybody else's."
With all this extra attention on her, it's also become tricky for Daniels to explain her life to her seven-year-old daughter with ex Glendon Crain. "She knows that Trump is somebody I hung out with or knew three years before I even met her dad, so that's all fine," Daniels explained. "The problem is they keep using the words porn star, and she doesn't know what a porn star is, because she doesn't know what sex is, and I'm not quite ready to have that conversation."
She added that she and her daughter FaceTime on a regular basis, but don't see each other in person as often. "If I contact her, it makes her sad," she explained, "so I just kind of have to wait until she wants to talk to me."