Im a 3ft 8in model earning hundreds from racy snaps – it was my lovers idea
A 3ft 8in model fed up of "being sexualised for free" turned to an adults-only platform to make "lads pay for the privilege". Caitlin Hellyer is earning hundreds per week – thanks to her lingerie snaps.
The 22-year-old was born with achondroplasia dwarfism, a bone growth disorder caused by a genetic mutation in the arms and legs. But she refuses to let her short stature dictate her life.
Growing up, she struggled to find clothes small enough to fit her. As she was fed up of choosing between children's clothes with Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol on them, she launched her own fashion blog.
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Caitlin aimed to use it to show other "little people" her fashion finds. And as a result, she's scooped over 10,000 followers online.
But the blog attracts as many as 25 men a day messaging the full-time marketing student, wanting to talk to her and asking for sexy selfies. She found it annoying at first, but realised it was time to give people what they want.
She launched her racy page as a side hustle in June but it earned her around £320 a week without sharing anything more provocative than a lingerie photo.
Caitlin, from Gloucestershire, said: "I was just doing fashion posts, but I was getting all these messages from men. My boyfriend suggested OnlyFans initially – and I thought instead of allowing men to fetishise me for free, they should have to pay for it."
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She added: "The glamour modelling wasn't me at all at the beginning, I had to get used to it. But I've had a positive response from other little people – saying it's cool that I'm doing it.
"The most important thing to me is to give other little people a platform to be confident in society."
Caitlin was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, but it didn't stop her from living her best life. She got into OnlyFans after years of fashion blogging on her Instagram where she shares her favourite clothes.
The platform gained unwanted attention, from unsolicited images from men to being sexualised from whatever she posted. Caitlin never thought to use OnlyFans until her boyfriend Guy Pritchard, 32, suggested it.
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Now she never has to engage with men who appear in her DMs wanting to chat, she can just send a subscription link. Guy looks over her account with her so she doesn't have to deal with these lads.
While some weeks she doesn't make much money, other weeks she can make up to £320. She continued: "Sometimes I do pay per view videos in an outfit but nothing I'm uncomfortable with. You have to keep the subscribers in somehow."
She claimed her driving factor for all of her online platforms is to "give other little people a platform to be confident in society" – after she grew up being bullied for her dwarfism.
She added: "Why not cater to what you've got and show people you can have confidence with a short stature? Hopefully the more people see of little people, the less discrimination there will be.
"I've had people from school try to follow me and say well done for doing so well, when back 10 years ago they would belittle me. I just don't entertain it now."
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