Mia Khalifa Reveals Truth Behind Adult Film That Destroyed Her Life

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Fleeing Lebanon

Mia Khalifa, also known as Mia Callista, was born and raised in Lebanon until the age of 10. Her family was devoutly Catholic and Khalifa described her home as "very conservative." She learned to speak English at a French private school in Beirut before moving to the United States with her family in the wake of the South Lebanon conflict. Khalifa's American high school experience was far from ideal...

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Living in Fear

Khalifa immigrated to Maryland in 2001, where she attended high school. Khalifa was bullied by her peers for being "the darkest and weirdest girl there." Her tormentors only escalated in cruelty after the September 11 attacks. Eventually, in an effort to keep their daughter safe, Khalifa's parents sent her to military school. Most teenagers would resent the experience, but Khalifa defied the odds...

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