Sebrena Verlice of Tampa Bay, Florida, always knew what she wanted to be. Inspired by her mother Sherry, a former exotic dancer, Sebrena’s dream of becoming a stripper was ignited at the tender age of 14. She has now turned that dream into a thriving career, earning up to \$10,000 a night.
Sebrena’s journey began when her mom, who danced in clubs around Pennsylvania until 1998, gave her some old costumes to try on. From that moment, the young girl knew she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
At the age of 20, Sebrena moved to Florida and initially found a job in retail. But her dream persisted, and she bought a pole, dancer heels, and outfits to prepare for her future. Practicing pole dancing for just two days, she successfully auditioned at a club in Clearwater, Florida, making \$300 on her first night.
Now 23, Sebrena works 10-to-25 hours a week, doing pole dances, private shows, and lap dances. Through determination and self-learning (including perfecting her skills using YouTube), she earns a minimum of \$100,000 a year. Her earnings have enabled her to afford a two-bedroom apartment, a fully paid-off Volkswagen Passat, and cosmetic enhancements.
Despite the financial rewards, Sebrena cautions that the lifestyle is not for everyone. She candidly shares the highs and lows of her profession, from nights where she can go home with \$10,000 to evenings where she earns just \$100.
“It’s not all about the money,” she says. “It’s about breaking free from preconceived ideas and using my career as a stepping stone for personal growth.”
Sebrena emphasizes the communication and self-assurance skills she has developed through her work. She also finds stripping to be an empowering job, as it allows her to express herself creatively and be her own boss.
Sebrena’s mom, Sherry, is proud of her daughter’s accomplishments. “She’s always been a strong and independent woman,” Sherry says. “I’m glad she’s found a career that she loves and that allows her to be successful.”
Sebrena’s story is unique and inspiring, highlighting her resilience and ability to turn a childhood aspiration into a successful profession. Her journey teaches us about determination, empowerment, and the importance of following one’s dreams.