. . . Olympic athlete . . .
. . . egomaniac . . .
. . . media personality . . .
. . . swimsuit calendar model . . .
. . . whore:
If you haven't seen it by now, the Smoking Gun has all the juicy details: U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort
A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.”
Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
When approached by a reporter earlier this month in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel, Favor Hamilton initially denied any connection with the escort service, Haley Heston’s Private Collection. But Favor Hamilton - who is married to her college sweetheart, a lawyer, and is the mother of a seven-year-old girl - eventually acknowledged her work as “Kelly"
I'm not making a judgment call here - she's branding herself, by her actions. Now that her little secret's out she's certainly not proud of herself. If I feel anything about this disgraceful situation, I feel sorry for her 7-year-old daughter. Her husband is already worse than a fool; he's a cuckold. He knew about the whole situation, apparently did not approve and begged her to quit The Life. If he stays with her after this, he has no shame, and that will further shame the daughter.
Favor Hamilton described the escort business as “exciting,” an illicit midlife diversion from her routine existence, one in which she operates a successful Madison, Wisconsin real estate brokerage with her husband, delivers motivational speeches, and does promotional work for various businesses and groups, including Disney’s running series and Wisconsin’s Potato & Vegetable Growers Association.
She said that only her husband Mark, 44, was aware of her escort work, but that, “He tried, he tried to get me to stop. He wasn’t supportive of this at all.” The couple lives in a $600,000 Madison home and appears to be in no financial distress based on a review of court and municipal records.
In a July 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profile, Favor Hamilton spoke of giving about 60 motivational speeches annually, raising her daughter, running her realty firm, and doing appearances for Disney and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. “I just know I’m happier than I’ve ever been. My life just keeps getting better,” she said.
Well I guess that sounds like she was genuinely enjoying her little hobby.
We've been hit by two huge sex scandals in succession that raise extreme moral dilemmas - the Broadwell/Petraeus thing and now this. So what have we learned?
Well, for one thing, in both cases we see that a woman simply cannot be trusted to keep her mouth shut. At least not a woman with the kind of burning ambition like Suzy Favor here and the Broadwell bird.
Sorry, I have no sympathy here. None. I mean, I'm no Boy Scout, but at least I manage to keep my skeletons in the closet where they belong.
What this whole thing really illustrates is that great quote by the late, great Hunter S. Thompson:
"When the going gets Weird, the Weird turn Pro."