A struggling single mum turned snapping selfies into a career – as a fetish model.
Mum-of-three Sabien Demonia was a struggling single mum on benefits when she started taking racy selfies to escape the drudgery of day-to-day life and boost her confidence after childbirth.
But her snaps soon captured the attention of fetish photographers on Facebook, landing the 27-year-old a string of high profile modelling jobs on the covers of alternative magazines.
At one time Sabien struggled to afford clothes for her children and after moving to the UK from Poland in 2010 she worked as a waitress and in a warehouse to make ends meet.
But now thanks to fetish modelling she can indulge her family with luxuries like holidays and game consoles.
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The mum, who lives in Edinburgh, has over 125,000 online fans and has an Amazon wish list where her followers can buy her expensive presents.
On a good month Sabien can earn up to £6,000 and she travels the world on high-flying modelling shoots – to the pride of her kids, Damian, 9, Wiktoria, 8, Maja, 6, and her fiance Pete Kawa, 33, a transport manager.
‘I was a single mother of two kids at the time – it wasn’t easy,’ explains Sabien. ‘I started with completely nothing and I would struggle to buy clothes for the kids.
‘I started posting pictures to feel glamorous and not just a worn-down mum. Since I started modelling full time my life has completely changed for the better.
‘I know fetish modelling is something that some people turn their noses up at but for me it’s been a lifeline.’
After breastfeeding, Sabien boosted her bust from a DD to G cup in 2015 and the size 12 model says her curvy figure has made her a favourite on the fetish scene.
She also had a tummy tuck in 2010 to make sure she looks the part in her figure-hugging latex outfits.
‘After having Damian I stayed at home for a year and then I had another child and I got really unsatisfied in terms of wanting to do something other than household things and caring for the kids.
‘I wanted to do something for myself. I started posting pictures on social media and started getting noticed by photographers.
‘I started to really enjoy it because not only was I posing for the pictures, I was doing my make-up and making my own outfits so it was a chance to be creative.
‘My kids are really amazed and really proud, they’re my biggest fans, even bigger than Pete.
‘They really like what I’m doing, especially the girls because it involves all the dressing up and girly stuff so they love it.’
Sabien has attracted some criticism from people who have suggested she is introducing sexuality to her children too early. But she insists that being open with her children is beneficial to their development.
‘My response is it’s a job like every single other one,’ she says. ‘Nudity is all over the internet so it doesn’t do any harm to my children and they understand it from the other side.
‘It’s made them a little bit more prepared for adulthood and it’s made them more aware of the challenges they will face in their adult life.
‘I hope it will mean they don’t make the same mistakes as me. I was pregnant at 17 – and I hope they will be wiser.’