"I'm doing research."
From 16 and Pregnant to Teen Mom to the sex tape Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham has had her share of the sleazy spotlight. Her recent stunts are no exception.
The 23-year old had landed a job at Palazio Gentlemen's Club in Austin, Texas as a stripper, although she originally claimed it was for "research."
"A friend of mine works there and I'm researching," Abraham told E! News. "I've been trying out all the roles that make up a gentleman's club, including cocktailing and dancing. There's management and there's cooking too. It's job shadowing that I hope pays off. In the same way Jennifer Aniston researched her role as a stripper, that's what I'm doing. It's how I get the information to write my books and do my movies. Unfortunately, I'm not free to talk about what those future projects may be. But I'm interested in hearing all the women's stories. And while I'm doing it, I'm getting paid. I'm getting paid to play a role and get informed."
But with "gentlemen" swarming the stage, the management at Palazio decided to promote Abraham from cocktail waitress to the new celebrity house feature.
"She was definitely not shy and looked like she knew what she was doing," the a club insider said. "She was wearing a nude thong and bejeweled bra. She wasn't awkward at all and was actually quite good."
According to the source, at one point she laid down on her back on the stage and ripped off her bra.
“The club loved how hardworking and focused I was, so they offered me a $544,000 agreement," Abraham said.
Although the My Teenage Dream Ended author hasn't said if she is planning on making this a long-term career choice, she spoke highly of the gentleman's club.
“Palazio Gentlemen’s Club has shown me and other women how we should be respected, treated and cared for and not to settle for less. The owner, management and staff have all been caring and wonderful to work with.”
According to insiders, it costs $500 to watch Abraham dance for 10 minutes.
Not too shabby for a research gig.
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