Meet the family behind “Texas Thighs”. This is a sneaky photo account for moms (when not banned)


Fort Worth, Texas — — Courtney and Nick live with their two teenage daughters in a suburban five-bedroom home with a pool and waterslide in the backyard. They go on vacation to Disney World. It’s all thanks to Instagram and OnlyFans.

Thirty-Nine Courtney, who attends “Texas Thighs,” is one of a new generation of content creators, some of whom can be self-employed in the social media-led adult industry. She currently has 1.2 million Instagram followers, and she says she earns nearly $ 500,000 a year on OnlyFans. It’s a digital platform primarily known for nudity and sexual content, making it easy for people to start a subscription business.

“In the old days, men made money from women,” she said, standing near a granite countertop in a newly refurbished kitchen. She asked NBC News to withhold her family’s surname due to privacy concerns.

OnlyFans i paid Since its launch in November 2016, it has donated more than $ 3.2 billion to creators (the company is making money by reducing sales by 20% through its platform).Most creators Don’t make much moneyBut those who succeed Overwhelmingly female And you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars a month.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Creators like Courtney say they are addressing the constant threat to the business they are building.

Adult content creators like Courtney use it in combination with social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to find new followers and turn to more profitable platforms like OnlyFans. This can be a dangerous suggestion, as creators can fight platform moderation efforts almost constantly and trap people who don’t violate company rules. Courtney says her content isn’t porn, but even her dangerous material has led to dozens of strikes and deletions of her account on mainstream platforms. Courtney and Nick, 42, say they calculated a loss of $ 500 to $ 1,000 per day from deleted posts and accounts.

Courtney Ann poses for a selfie at her home in Fort Worth on April 19, 2022 with her husband Nick.  (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

Courtney Ann poses for a selfie at her home in Fort Worth on April 19, 2022 with her husband Nick. (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

And in her personal life, Courtney says she’s dealt with everything from online spoofing to family by saying “go to hell” on her Instagram account.

“Neither of our parents are church people, but suddenly they become spiritual and send us a passage in the Bible,” says Nick, a full-time photographer and co-manager of social media. I did.

Still, they say they are financially safer and happier than ever because of their new lifestyle.

Courtney’s fast-growing online career makes her stand out in the suburbs of Fort Worth. She is in Fort Worth and she is well known to fans all over the city. Inside Courtney and Nick’s house, surrounded by framed family photos and Dallas Cowboys merchandise, they shared a new normal high and low.

“It’s all very new, it’s from this influencer slash model,” Courtney said. “Under taxes, I’m classified as a model, but that’s not the usual meaning of the word. I’m a homebrew entrepreneur. I’m running my Maxim.”

A day of life in “Texas Thighs”

The morning at Courtney’s house begins with green juice. Her daughters take turns measuring the nutrient powder and throwing it into a blender. Before the day begins, a family of four gathers around the glittering Kitchen Island for breakfast.

Girls aged 13 and 16 head to school upstairs. Going to school online, Courtney changes into green lingerie to shoot content before the pandemic or new mother’s fame goes online.

On Wednesday, before St. Patrick’s Day, the photo shoot was at the dining room table. Courtney jumped on a shiny surface, laying her belly flat, lifting her hips into the air, curving back behind her, and staring at her Nick’s phone camera. Courtney posts mild content compared to many OnlyFans creators. Rarely, she flashes her nipples, but does nothing more.

“They are great, I want to get a little closer,” Nick said.

When Courtney is happy with the private room-style photography, she and Nick start creating content for other social media platforms. After creating a TikTok video that blends the “Texas Thighs” brand with trending sounds, we’ll have lunch with the girls.

The central theme of Courtney’s social media presence is her body, as well as a playful love for her family.It goes against the stigma given to her career and the idea that being an OnlyFans talent can hurt her child, but she says people in her life are having a hard time accepting it. Said.. She said one of her best friends asked her three times if she had to do pornography. A family asked if she had her daughters post similar content.

At his home in Fort Worth, Courtnian with her husband Nick shared with her two daughters, 13-year-old Eliza and 16-year-old Randri, on April 19, 2022.  (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

At his home in Fort Worth, Courtnian with her husband Nick shared with her two daughters, 13-year-old Eliza and 16-year-old Randri, on April 19, 2022. (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

“They’are you letting girls post such pictures?’ No, they’re teenagers,” Courtney said. “I’m still me.”

In many respects, Courtney is a regular Texas mom. She and Nick are the owners of their favorite Mexican restaurant. They include Maltese Shih Tzu, named after Dallas Cowboys players Dez Bryant and Dak Prescott. Beyond that, thanks to their new income, Courtney and Nick can afford to spend more time with their children than ever before. Now families can travel multiple times a year and pay to travel to New York, Orlando and Los Angeles. They have a cinema at home — they recently screened “Euphoria” as a family — and their daughter has a hobby room. There, young brothers draw colorful designs on white shoes. She immediately joins the swimming team while her sister is experimenting with her hair and makeup.

Only a few years ago, the family budget was much smaller. Courtney cleaned the house that looked like the house she now lives in. Nick worked long hours as an account manager. When Nick took a picture of Courtney while squatting and posted it on Instagram, everything changed. Within 1 month, Courtney had 15,000 followers. In less than a year she has exceeded 100,000 and local celebrities, including Bryant, have followed her.

But they also lost a part of their life before the Texas thighs. With 80,000 Instagram followers, some of Courtney’s family learned about their accounts. She said one day some of her family members appeared in her house to hunt her down and threaten to stop her posting. She said she had to call the police before persuading them to leave.

“Why can they tell me what to do?” Courtney said. “They aren’t told me to stop what I’m having fun with.”

Courtney is still talking to those families and they often meet her children. She and Nick said that some of the family members stopped inviting them to group events, while others came to Texas thighs. Courtney said her niece and nephew visited the new home and were impressed by its size. One shot a 3-minute house tour Tik Tok.

“The caption was’when my mom’s cousin was rich,'” Courtney said with a laugh.

OnlyFans will fly

The rise of social media in the early 2000s quickly gave way to the first models and influencers who could use these platforms to attract a large audience. And while we were able to make money through advertising and other traditional modeling work, it was still difficult to make money directly from our viewers.

At the same time, the porn industry has been transformed and dominated by online “tube” websites that give anyone with an internet connection free access to sexually explicit content. The studio was run by men who hired men and women primarily for sex work.

Nick and Courtney said they got an idea to try after joining a social media platform and noticing the success of attractive women posing in bikinis and lingerie. In both exercises, Courtney said her first inspiration was a training motivational post.

Courtney Ann poses for a selfie taken by her husband Nick at his home in Fort Worth on April 19, 2022.  (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

Courtney Ann poses for a selfie taken by her husband Nick at his home in Fort Worth on April 19, 2022. (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

Initially, the post was reasonably successful, but there was no monetization flow that allowed me to quit my job. It was after Courtney launched a pay-per-view website where followers could buy photo sets. After OnlyFans emerged as a mainstream cultural phenomenon in 2020, she said she created an account there and the money really took off.

OnlyFans has reintroduced adult content payments on different scales due to its creator’s influential status. It was the first pay-per-view social media platform to have a reputation for sexually explicit content becoming mainstream. OnlyFans recently said that Over 150 million people There are accounts for viewing content on the platform, some of which are free to use. Over 1.5 million people create content on the platform, some of which are of a blatant and non-sexual nature. Models that show everything from bikinis to full nudity and pornographic photos and videos now have a lucrative way to monetize them, Average estimated income The number of OnlyFans creators is still low, at just $ 150 per month.

Hundreds of thousands of new creators I started an account with OnlyFans, Dozens of similar platforms are participating in this. Creators like Courtney have multiple sources of revenue, including other pay-per-view platforms, independent membership websites, merchandise, and podcasts.

Still, creators face an almost non-stop battle to stay online.

Courtney estimates that her Instagram account has been banned more than 10 times, but she was always able to restore it. She can challenge Instagram’s decision to delete a post or an entire account with the click of a button, but the process isn’t always instantaneous. She said she sometimes had to wait weeks for Instagram to be restored.

She said her first TikTok account was permanently banned last year, and when she tried to create a new account, she noticed that her video was stagnant. She believes TikTok is restricting new accounts, she bought a burner phone with a new IP address and created another TikTok account, and currently has over 135,000 followers.

The choice to show the skin can have other consequences. Online comments ask Courtney if her daughter will be a “whore” like her, but new accounts are everywhere on social media that falsely claim she is Courtney.

Court Nian poses for a selfie at his home in Fort Worth on April 19, 2022.  (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

Court Nian poses for a selfie at his home in Fort Worth on April 19, 2022. (Nitacia Johnson of NBC News)

Both daughters said their mother’s OnlyFans or Instagram post was fine. Especially for older girls who are seniors in high school, it is “nuisance” that her mother faces her judgment, her content and accounts are deleted, and she is banned on social media.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” she said. “It’s like a model, and I’ve always thought the model was cool.”

Nick says part of his anger is due to Courtney flipping the script about who benefits from female nudity. He compared her business with a playboy. Specifically, the way some models didn’t get anything from magazines and their cultural phenomena.

“Now we have our playboy, and it’s’Oh, you can’t do that,'” Nick said. “Why? Because there is no big mansion where many guys can sleep together with many chicks? It doesn’t seem fair.”