Sunny Side of The Stream: OnlyFans Girl Turns Fangirl for Jesus, Now Helps Others Avoid Porn

By Aliya Kuykendall Published on April 13, 2024

She was a pastor’s kid. Then she rebelled and became “Nala Ray” — a top .01% creator, she says, on OnlyFans, the subscription platform used primarily to distribute self-produced pornography. At a low point, she cried out to God and now says, “I’m a new creature in Christ.”

Nala’s real name isn’t public, but her story of coming to Jesus now is. In the midst of an online debate over whether Nala is sincere in her conversion, The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles, a devout Catholic, recently conducted a two-and-a-half-hour-long interview with her, in which he said, “You seem sincere.”

Some public voices claim Nala must be insincere. While speaking with Knowles, she responded to one of her detractors, Pearl Davis, saying she can’t hold hard feelings against her. “I feel as though maybe she may be lost and maybe hasn’t received love like I have received from Christ.”

One post on X ridiculed Christians for believing “this woman can truly be saved.” Samantha B., who says she herself was formerly an OnlyFans model, responded, “Nala, your brothers and sisters in Christ love you. Welcome home.”

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Nala has been criticized for immodest posts that are still up on her social media accounts. Samantha, seemingly responding to this concern, said, “I got saved 2 years ago. I immediately ended OF and realized God didn’t make me pansexual. I’m still repenting of self worship. Over time, I’ve stopped posting selfies for attention, I wear less makeup, and now I’m convicted to let go of my dyed hair. Sanctification takes time.”

Nala said God has been convicting her to dress more modestly. She’s also now married, which she announced publicly on Knowles’s show, having been married only a few days at the time of the taping. Her husband, a creator on TikTok whom she admired and became friends with, prayed for her and helped bring her to saving faith in Jesus.

Nala deleted her OnlyFans account after coming to God. She told Knowles that decision was initially a hard one for her, because she had developed so much content that it was a source of significant passive income: She no longer had to create new content to keep making a lot of money. She said she was tempted to keep it up, but prayed and submitted it to God.

“It is not what God has for my life,” she said. “I am supposed to be truly leaning into Christ and His love and modesty and learning what a wife looks like, like a Proverbs 31 woman, you know in God’s eyes, and getting closer to God by reading my Bible and praying. And I have, through that, gotten to know God on a such a level of deepness that again continues to change my life. It directs my decision making in such an amazing way.”

Nala says she now lets God lead her as she makes decisions, which is leading to better outcomes. “When I was making decisions it led me to so much hurt and harm and numbness.”

Helping Young Women Make Better Choices

Nala says she interacts almost daily with young women who are reaching out to her on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for advice about whether they should make porn and how to earn money in other ways. Producing porn as a way to make money is “easy but it is hard.” In other words, “the price you pay is not worth the money.”

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She also says she regrets her impact on the men who consumed her content.

“I really want to start crying, because it’s like, I helped you do that. I helped you destroy yourself,” she told Knowles.

She said she feels heaviness about her past. “I wish I could tell them I’m sorry. If this is my opportunity to: I’m so sorry. I helped damage you. You are not damaged, but I helped cause like a collision, like a disassociation to what love is.” While Nala says she was numb before and didn’t think about the damage she was doing to others, she now considers her past actions to be a “reality that’s harsh” and “really hurts my heart and my mind.”

She says this pain she feels comes out in her conversations with women who are seeking her advice about earning money from porn: “Just don’t do it.”

 

Aliya Kuykendall is a staff writer and proofreader for The Stream. You can follow her on X @AliyaKuykendall and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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