Here’s a type of story that you don’t see every day… Suzy Favor Hamilton, who represented the United States as a distance runner in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics, has been working as a Las Vegas escort under the alias “Kelly Lundy”. Here are a few details:
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.
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.
Favor Hamilton, who has also reportedly suffered from postpartum depression in the past, had this to say to a reporter about her exploits as an escort:
“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I’m not the victim and I’m not going that route,” Favor Hamilton said. “I’m 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.”
Wow. What makes the story a little more interesting, is the fact that Favor Hamilton is still married to her high school sweetheart and they have a seven year-old daughter together, and that her husband was fully aware of her escort gig. This isn’t exactly the example you want to set for your child.
H/T to the Smoking Gun for the scoop.