Dan Benson Of “Wizards Of Waverly Place” Explains How His Leaked Nudes Led To Him Becoming An OnlyFans Model
Wizards of Waverly Place set off Selena Gomez career as a Disney star and beyond, but it launched other careers as well. I’m talking about Dan Benson, who played the best friend of Selena’s brother, played by David Henrie. Dan isn’t in acting now, but I guess that depends on what you consider to be “acting,” as the former Disney star is now an OnlyFans model making that real money, and he recently explained the kind of sad reason that led to him slinging meat for cash.
Dan played Zeke Beakerman on WoWP from 2007 to 2012 in 31 episodes when he was in his early-20s. Now, the 35-year-old beats his meat on camera for paying audiences. And, I mean, I’m not saying that I follow him on Twitter, but I follow him on Twitter (NSFW!). Apparently, being an adult star was an accident, and Dan explains in a new TikTok how he got into the OnlyFans business. And sadly, it actually involves the trauma of creeps online catfishing him by pretending to be “women that I found incredibly attractive” and his nudes leaked from there. Poor gullible guy, I hope that Dan has more sense than to click that link that says “Hot Singles in Your Area.” via Entertainment Tonight:
“Turns out, messaging those women, who turned out not to be who they said they were, turned out to be not the best idea,” he admitted, noting he sent them “nude photos” that they would then post online.
Benson said that discovering his nude images were “all over the internet” was a “pretty traumatic experience.” He said he spent years trying to get them wiped from the Internet and that he “did not want them out there.”
“I ended up almost losing my job later in life because of that after I retired from acting,” he said of the nude photo leak. “It had a very big, negative impact on my life.”
But after years of battling this invasion of privacy, Benson noted, “I decided to stop fighting against it and instead go the other direction and completely lean into it… Instead of letting these people sell my privacy, my… you know what I mean. I decided to say, “Alright, screw you. I’m going to sell it myself.””
Dan says he’s “having a tremendous amount of fun,” and that the OnlyFans life “changed my life for the better.” Here’s his TikTok:
Sydney Sweney recently complained that the acting industry doesn’t pay as well as everyone thinks it does. And Bella Thorne made $1 million on her first day of OnlyFans. So if Sydney ever gets sick of getting paid pennies to go topless for HBO on Euphoria, she should skip on over to join Dan and Bella in OnlyFansLand.