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Gold Coast criminal Dale Egan becomes OnlyFans star earning tens of thousands of dollars

A troubled man who spent more than four years behind bars is now making five-figures per month after giving up drugs and starting a lucrative OnlyFans career.

Dale Egan, 31, has become one of Australia’s biggest adult film stars after moving on from a life of temptation and crime.

He is now in the top 0.2 per cent of influencers on the platform in Australia and earning tens of thousands of dollars a month, a stark contrast from his life even 12 months ago where he was having to borrow money just to put fuel in his car.

‘I was in a deep, dark black hole and going through hurt in my life. Every time I was in emotional pain I was acting out,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I had depression, and that combined with drug use, I was just smashing my brain.’

Dale Egan, 31, has become one of Australia’s biggest adult film and OnlyFans stars after moving on from a life of temptation and crime

The 31-year-old is now in the top 0.2 per cent of influencers on the platform in Australia and earning tens of thousands of dollars a month

The 31-year-old is now in the top 0.2 per cent of influencers on the platform in Australia and earning tens of thousands of dollars a month

He owes his new lease on life to giving up a life of crime and drugs, which saw him jailed for four-and-a-half years for a home invasion

He owes his new lease on life to giving up a life of crime and drugs, which saw him jailed for four-and-a-half years for a home invasion

Dale said he fell into crime and drugs because he was struggling to make ends meet and fell in with the wrong crowd.

Growing up on the Gold Coast, he said he was exposed to a lot of temptation that eventually turned criminal. 

‘When I was a teenager I started to rebel a lot. Combined with drug use, I started doing a lot of things you’re not supposed to,’ he said.

‘I was hanging out with different people, then I started working in security and was thinking I was really tough.’

He said he had a good upbringing thanks to his ‘great mum’, but struggled with depression and his mental health sent him spiralling out of control.

Dale was arrested in 2015 for home invasion and sentenced for four-and-a-half years behind bars at just 25 years old, something he now reflects upon positively.

‘Prison itself was fine, the worst part is missing out on everything out here,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Missing kids, birthdays, Christmas, Easter. You see your friends making new friends and their relationships grow strong.’

The 31-year-old says joining TikTok really helped his career skyrocket, posting the opening scenes of his role play videos to boost subcriptions on OnlyFans

The 31-year-old says joining TikTok really helped his career skyrocket, posting the opening scenes of his role play videos to boost subcriptions on OnlyFans

'I'm so grateful and blessed, I reflect on it every day. I'm living in a five bedroom house by myself, just bought a new ute, bought a jet ski,' Dale said

‘I’m so grateful and blessed, I reflect on it every day. I’m living in a five bedroom house by myself, just bought a new ute, bought a jet ski,’ Dale said

He said he struggled to find meaning after leaving jail and went four months ‘dead broke’, having to borrow money to eat and pay rent. 

‘I was making a few mistakes when I first got out. Just last Christmas I was dead broke for four months, borrowing money to pay rent and put fuel in the car,’ Dale said.

‘I thought what the f*ck am I going to do, my love life hasn’t been that great anyway, I’m going to try OnlyFans.’

He started with a social media following of nothing, slowly building a base by following similar accounts overseas.

After a couple of months Dale started to gain traction and got a lot of help from girls he knew who already used the platform.

The 31-year-old says joining TikTok really helped his career skyrocket, posting the opening scenes of his role play videos to boost subcriptions on OnlyFans. 

Dale said his family and friends have been incredibly supportive of his new career and ‘as long as I’m not involved in crime they’re happy with it.’

‘We have comple control over the content. It’s a lot of fun, the women I work with are great,’ he said.

‘Most of us have consent forms and get regular tests, it’s very safe.’

Dale said his family and friends have been incredibly supportive of his new career and 'as long as I'm not involved in crime they're happy with it.

Dale said his family and friends have been incredibly supportive of his new career and ‘as long as I’m not involved in crime they’re happy with it.

'Jail humbled me a lot, there's not a lot of people who get a second chance, but I'm hugely grateful'

‘Jail humbled me a lot, there’s not a lot of people who get a second chance, but I’m hugely grateful’

He said OnlyFans allows the performers to decide the direction of the videos and provides another level of comfortability for everyone involved in the scenes.

‘For a filming day, it might not be too sexy. We’d have a chat, sign consent forms, talk about boundaries – what we want and don’t want, role play, what kind of role play,’ he said.

Dale admitted working in adult films has made him ‘not desireable’ to date, and said his past drug abuse means he wouldn’t date anyone who takes substances, even recreationally.

‘I can’t say I’m desirable, [my work] is not the easiest thing to accept. I couldn’t date someone who takes drugs either, so my pull to women is very limited,’ he admitted.

The 31-year-old said he is hugely thankful for the second lease on life that sees him rake in five-figures per month and has him completely out of doubt. 

‘I’m so grateful and blessed, I reflect on it every day. I’m living in a five bedroom house by myself, just bought a new ute, bought a jet ski,’ Dale said.

‘Jail humbled me a lot, there’s not a lot of people who get a second chance, but I’m hugely grateful.’ 

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