[UPDATED with Disney Nixing Future Gigs:] Suzy Favor Hamilton: 3-Time Olympic Runner, Disneyland Marathoner and "Full GFE" Escort
As a motivational speaker, Favor Hamilton makes about 60 appearances around the country a year, but she says she tried to make it to Las Vegas as often as possible to serve her Haley Heston clients. Of course, as her Anaheim engagement showed, she could appear in big cities in both Suzy and Kelly roles.
Her face was blurred out on photos that accompanied her Haley Heston escort ads and profile, which described her as being a college-educated "workout fanatic" who skied, ran marathons and had traveled to more than 20 countries.
Her rates were from $600 for one hour to $6,000 for a 24-hour period. That would get you the "Full GFE" or "girlfriend experience," meaning it would be more intimate, less wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am. Clients paid $300 more for a particular sex act.
The Smoking Gun apparently learned about Favor Hamilton's secret life from one of her clients, who she referred to as "scum" and said she would never sleep with again. Indeed, she claimed that even before the reporter confronted her, she was already informing her clients she was done with the business and moving on.
The reaction of men, meanwhile, seems best summed up by Shawn Morris' at the top: "I see nothing wrong with this at all. Her body, her choice."
Considering the ladies who work just outside Disneyland and in nearby motels (for much less than $600 an hour), it is refreshing to see someone from the trade can makes it inside the gates.
UPDATE, DEC. 21, 9:28 A.M.: Until a day ago, a press release on Disney's website indicated Suzy Favor Hamilton would speak in Anaheim during the August 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.
With the news breaking about the three-time Olympian's secret life as a paid escort, her name has since been removed from the news release.
Bob Hitchcock, a spokesman for the company's races, reportedly tells the Orange County Register Favor Hamilton is no longer scheduled for future Disney events. Her next scheduled appearance had been February's Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Give the Mouse credit for ignoring the sudden huge interest in those events among dads (heh-heh . . .)..
Favor Hamilton tweeted the following at @favorhamilton Thursday: "I do not expect people to understand, but the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression. As crazy as I know it seems, I never thought I would be exposed, therefore never hurting anybody."
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