Skip to comments.U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)
Posted on 12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST by servo1969
DECEMBER 20---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 Vegass premier escort services, booking scores of dates in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, Kelly Lundy, when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared her true identity with several male clients, believing that her secret was somehow safe with strangers who paid for her company by leaving envelopes stuffed with cash on bathroom vanities in swanky hotels.
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 Hestons 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 take full responsibility for my mistakes. Im not the victim and Im not going that route, Favor Hamilton said. Im owning up to what I did. I would not blame anybody except myself. She added, Everybody in this world makes mistakes. I made a huge mistake. Huge.
Favor Hamilton expressed concern that her story would be sensationalized by a reporter. It is hard, though, to imagine how that could occur. The actual events of the ex-Olympian's past year already seem like the fever dreams of a Lifetime producer who decided to adapt Luis Bunuels Belle de Jour for basic cable.
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 Disneys running series and Wisconsins 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 wasnt 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 Im happier than Ive ever been. My life just keeps getting better, she said.
But she also spoke of her lifes darker precincts.
Favor Hamilton told of suffering postpartum depression after her childs 2005 birth and how she had been prescribed the antidepressant Zoloft, which has allowed her to feel better than Ive ever felt. Additionally, she told reporter Gary DAmato how her brother Dan committed suicide in 1999, a year before she ran for the gold medal in the 1500-meter final at Sydneys Olympic Stadium. She led that race with 200 meters to go, but when other competitors began to pass her, Favor Hamilton recalled, she intentionally tumbled to the track, ashamed that she could not medal in honor of her late sibling.
Sitting on an outdoor bench off the Las Vegas Strip earlier this month, Favor Hamilton referenced her athletic career when a reporter asked why she thought her identity could remain cloaked--especially since she spoke openly with certain johns about her real name, running career, and business pursuits.
Favor Hamilton answered that as a world-class athlete she was conditioned to believe she was invincible, and that doubts and concerns were counterproductive thoughts. During a subsequent conversation she brought up Tiger Woodss tumultuous fall, saying that, I mean, hes the biggest athlete ever. He obviously thought he could never get caught.
Favor Hamilton also blamed herself for being too trusting. She expected other participants in the insular escort business--where men seeking sex are called hobbyists and women selling it are providers--to honor a code of silence. Though she seemed entirely sincere, it was nonetheless a credulous notion that client and escort were morally bound by some implicit pledge of omerta.
Why would her secret be safe with guys about whom she knew nothing (except that many were paying for sex while their spouse was back home)?
These johns slept with an attractive former Olympian, an All-American girl with a Wikipedia page and a Nike commercial on YouTube. How could they not boast about their costly Las Vegas escapades? A Google search by any of these hobbyists would have quickly established Favor Hamiltons status as a public figure as well as her athletic bona fides.
As a middle distance runner, Favor Hamilton competed (but did not medal) at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics. Her collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin was so dominating--she is the most decorated female athlete in NCAA track and field history--that the Big Ten Conferences female athlete of the year award was named after her (the male equivalent honors Jesse Owens). The winner of multiple national championships, NCAA titles, and All-American awards, Favor Hamilton has appeared in national ads for Nike, Reebok, Clairol, Oakley, and Pert Plus shampoo. A 1997 swimsuit calendar included shots of the lithe athlete modeling a stars-and-stripes bikini and lounging on the sand sans top.
Referring to a client she suspected of contacting a reporter, Favor Hamilton said, He totally broke all the rules by outing me. But she stressed that returning fire was not her style. I dont want to be like him. Because he is scum. And I will not become scum to make myself feel good, Favor Hamilton said. I will not do it. I would suffer rather than go that route of being vindictive.
When a reporter expressed disbelief that Favor Hamilton--a college graduate who has traveled the world, competed at track and fields highest levels, struck endorsement deals, and built a successful legitimate business--could be so naïve, she answered, I cant expect you to understand, you arent in that world.
She gave a similar reply when asked if she ever feared for her safety since she met clients unaccompanied by security. Again, you dont know this world. Youre making judgments on what you see on television or what you perceive, she said.
Favor Hamilton said that she had been planning to quit the escort business even before learning that TSG was examining her connection to the illegal Haley Heston operation. She acknowledged contacting certain clients to let them know Im not doing this anymore and Im moving on with my life. Because theyre gonna try to contact me. She also told of recently starting therapy to figure out myself why Ive done what Ive done.
After being contacted by Favor Hamilton, one of her clients wrote a TSG reporter offering some money to prevent [a story] from coming out
I would do anything to protect her. In a July 2012 online review, the client--who recounted two separate encounters with Kelly--enthused, She is worth every penny. I will go bankrupt before I stop seeing her. I hope no one else goes to see her, because I want her all to myself. He added, I never thought I would find anyone in this hobby like her.
Favor Hamilton also claimed to never have considered possible legal complications stemming from her escort work with the Haley Heston firm. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and each of the cities where Favor Hamilton has had dates arranged by the escort company, which describes itself as the premier Boutique Escort Agency of Las Vegas.
Haley Hestons Private Collection is a cash-only business operating across state lines, an enterprise whose own web site makes a tacit admission of the firms criminal nature. In a blog post earlier this year, the escort service assured clients that it would destroy subpoenaed records in the face of a criminal investigation (all to ensure the highest standards of discretion). So add obstruction of justice to a list of federal crimes like conspiracy, promoting prostitution, and money laundering that Haley Hestons shadowy operators appear willing to commit.
Favor Hamilton declined to discuss her dealings with the escort service, which earlier this month, at her request, deleted a photo-stocked web page devoted to Kelly. Haley Heston, which represents 30 other call girls, also prominently featured Kelly on a page with photos of all its models. A profile of Kelly was also simultaneously deleted from Preferred411.com, which offers listings of escorts nationwide.
Also disappearing were all mentions of Favor Hamiltons alter ego from The Erotic Review (TER), a web site that serves as the Zagat guide of the escort business. Before it was deleted, the Kelly profile page on TER included links to 35 separate reviews from hobbyists who recounted in explicit details their sexual encounters with Favor Hamilton.
As of early this month, Kelly was TERs third-ranked provider in Las Vegas, a valuable market distinction that was often highlighted on the Haley Heston web site and in messages posted to the escort firms Twitter account. TER members grade a provider on both appearance and performance and provide The Juicy Details in narratives that are brimming with sex act acronyms (DATY, RCG, DFK) and graphic play-by-play recaps.
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Favor Hamiltons year of living dangerously began last December, when, according to the Kelly profile she wrote for the Haley Heston web site, I met Haley with the idea of fulfilling a fantasy and only doing it for the short term. However, she added, Well, after my first date, I was hooked, and have been doing my best to visit Las Vegas as often as my schedule allows (I run my own business in my real world life).
The profile of Kelly went on to provide other actual details of Favor Hamiltons life, noting that she was a workout fanatic who skied, ran marathons, and had traveled to over 20 countries. A college graduate, Kelly noted that discretion is EXTREMELY important to me, hence you will only see blurred photos of my face on this site. I know this is not ideal, but I hope you understand that it is essential for me.
Photos on the Haley Heston web site often showed Kelly posing in lingerie and heels inside different Las Vegas hotel rooms, including a suite at Steve Wynns Encore. She is often seen with her back to the camera, though some pictures have been digitally altered to obscure her face. Pointing prospective customers to her glowing online notices, she added, Hopefully, my TER reviews speak for themselves and you can be confident that you will like what you see when I warmly greet you in person for the first time :).
The profile also included her rates, from $600 for one hour to $6000 for a 24-hour period. Kelly, the site noted, provided Full GFE, or girlfriend experience, an intimate, less mechanical encounter. Additionally, the rate schedule noted, clients would be charged a $300 supplement for a particular sex act.
Favor Hamilton declined to reveal how she was introduced to Haley Hestons Private Collection, the operators of which announced her addition to the escort services roster with TER posts describing her as a high profile former commercial model and highly successful business woman. Accompanying a January 2012 post was a photo of Favor Hamilton that she had taken in a mirror (and which showed half of her face).
The Haley Heston staff used subsequent TER posts and Twitter messages to keep clients apprised of their new under the radar escorts 2012 touring schedule, listing stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago (both downtown and at OHare International Airport). A July 2012 post enthused that Kelly was becoming a legend and congratulated her for her towering TER rankings. An April Twitter post reported that Kelly was in Las Vegas for the next three days and had a FABULOUS suite and wants to try out every piece of furniture in it!
The escort businesss most valuable marketing tools, however, are the hobbyist reviews and rankings on the TER web site. The notices for Kelly were uniformly exceptional and gave a clear indication that she provided personal details about herself to clients. Many men referred to her runners body, while one john noted that we talked about our respective high school and college athletic careers. Another man wrote that Kelly was an interesting gal with a real job who participates in the hobby for the same reason many of us do - its exciting and FUN. He added, Shes a midwestern gal with a midwestern upbringing and midwestern values. In July, a Las Vegas client noted that, She is not a full time provider (as she runs her own business in another state).
Some of Favor Hamiltons clients were first introduced to her at a January 2012 Haley Heston meet and greet held in an opulent hotel suite. The client appreciation party was an invitation-only affair attended by many of the escort services models.
Several of Favor Hamiltons subsequent tour stops were scheduled to coincide with her travels for the Disney and Rock n' Roll Marathon running series.
For example, in late-August Twitter posts, Haley Heston noted that Kelly would be available in Orange County, California on August 30 and 31. Favor Hamilton appeared September 1 at the Disney Exhibit Hall to provide valuable race and training information to runners participating in the following days Disneyland Half Marathon (which Favor Hamilton ran with her husband).
Haley Heston announced in a mid-October TER post that Kelly was making her first trip to St. Louis to see clients between October 18-20. Favor Hamilton was in the Missouri city to appear at that weekends Rock n Roll Marathon festivities.
Most recently, the escort service posted on its web site that Kelly would be in Las Vegas between November 29 and December 5. Favor Hamilton arrived in town November 29 in advance of the December 2 Rock n Roll Marathon race on the Strip. On November 30 and December 1 she appeared on a panel of experts (alongside legendary marathoners Frank Shorter and Rod Dixon) at the sprawling Sands convention center.
Favor Hamilton also did one-on-one sessions during which she donned a jog bra and a sparkly miniskirt and politely cajoled attendees at an adjacent health and fitness expo to join her onstage to wildly gyrate to Bruno Marss Locked Out of Heaven. She punctuated her moves with Rockette-like kicks and appeared to be the only dancer not winded by the vigorous workout (which she reprised at the close of her presentation). Before departing the hall, Favor Hamilton happily chatted with fans and posed for photos.
When a reporter approached Favor Hamilton as she headed back to her room at the Venetian, she appeared momentarily taken aback, later explaining that while she was aware that TSG was working on a story, she had expected to receive a phone call, not a face-to-face visit.
Over the din of the nearby casino floor, Favor Hamilton admitted that she was Kelly and spoke of her concerns that she would be attacked as a homewrecker.
Appearing resigned that her baffling double life would no longer be a secret, she said, I want to handle this like an adult. (28 pages)
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Reminds me of the old joke....
Would you go to bed with me for a million dollars ?
Would you go to bed with me for ten dollars ?
No what the hell do you think I am ?
We’ve already established that.... We’re just trying to negotiate a price now...
Sad story, especially for her husband and daughter, but she certainly does look very good for 44.
So she’s a $600 an hour escort and her husband is a Lawyer?
He’s probably jealous - I bet he is only screwing people for $200 an hour.
“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 wasnt supportive of this at all.”
No Chit! What a shock.
LMAO .... Good point.....:o)
LOL You made my day.
Heck you made my year (the 11 days that remain).
1. It ain’t “Midwestern values” to be a whore*, while married, with a young daughter; and doubling as a Disney spokesperson.
2. Does “non-supportive” hubby remain, in order to not be cleaned out in a no-fault state?
3. Where the heck did she find the time to squeeze in the illicit squeezes? Sounded like she already had a full plate.
*Whore is the generic term; prostitute, call-girl, “model” and “actress” are only arbitrary subdivisions based upon class of clientele, and the price charged. Not to be confused with ‘slut’ or ‘skank’, who are unpaid and undiscriminating amateurs.
I'm wondering if it is possible to get coupons for this.
Just an escort, ehh??? and at those prices how many did she go the distance with.
600 dollars per hour for that skinny Arse?
HO HO HO alert!!!
Also check out this thread I missed from November
I thought the tales of housewifes that hooked were urban myth...I guess not. Herpes, much?
God, I love what American “society” has devolved to...
On a lighter note, enjoy:
More power to her.
She used the system, instead of the system using her.
These days, you play by the rules, they change the rules to screw you, and the system wins.
“..600,000 mansion, the couple does not appear to be in any financial distress...”
Like I said...more power to her. Use it or lose it.
Poor thing... the older she gets the harder she tries.
One person’s cultural decay is another’s regression to the mean.
Once Wisconsin’s sweetheart, Olympic runner, Suzy Favor Hamilton, is tagged as high priced Las Vegas escort. Blames “post partum depression”.
FReep mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
Screenplay scripts are all complete. Cast Kaley Cuoco in starring role, and it might be watchable just for being watchable.:)
I think she did it mostly for ego, to be able to say to herself “Hey, at 44 I’m still hot enough that men would be willing to pay $600 for an hour with me”.
I’m still surprised that hubby knew and didn’t dump her ex-Olympian butt on the street.