Meet Gwyneth Montenegro, 36, of Melbourne, Australia. She is one interesting lady. When she was just eighteen, she was gang-raped during a night out at a club. After that incident, which only added to her low self-esteem, she fell into table top dancing, which also fed her lust for money. The table top dancing led her to commercial sex work. And she was a high-flying escort for about 12 years, during which time, she claims to have been paid anywhere between $500 to $1000 an hour to sleep with well-known politicians, lawyers, and musicians. During her time as an escort, she claims to have slept with more than 10,000 men – 10,091 men to be precise! Whoa! That’s a huge number by any measure.
Anyway, the lady came out with a book earlier this year called 10,000 Men and Counting, which chronicles her drug- and alcohol-induced sexcapades as an escort. Following the launch of the book, the 36-year-old lady received a staggering 80 marriage proposals! The overwhelming response to her chronicles had her thinking that maybe she ought to give dating a chance, and that she was ready to settle down with a good man. For the record, Ms Montenegro left escorting three years ago.
Since then, Gwyneth has successfully fulfilled her dream of becoming a commercial pilot. Besides that, she is also an NLP Master Practitioner and with the release of her book, an author too, of course.
Of the overwhelming response from readers of her book via marriage proposals, she said, “It awoke something within me when the article was published – not that I’m in a rush to be married.” Further adding, “There were some working in the industry who were dating people and married but for me personally I didn’t find it appropriate. I found it easier to avoid relationships during my time in the industry. The two just don’t mix. I tried it once, it was an utter disaster.”
She said, “I was a little over men at that point in time of my life and found my businesses infinitely more stimulating.”
Although she made a career in the escort world, she was raised by devout Christians. Now, her parents are her biggest supporters. She said, “My parents didn’t get married until their late 30s and they have been married for 33 years. Mum joked that she thought I would have had enough of men by now,” laughing.
Gwyneth feels that her experiences with that many men who paid to have sex with her has given her a good insight into what men want from a woman.
She said, “Clients would confide in me about the good and bad parts of their relationship. I feel I have a deeper understanding of men than ever before.”
And that writing about her experiences over the course of 12 years was therapeutic, said Ms Montenegro. She went on to say that writing helped her discover her true self and become comfortable with it. She even describes herself as the “girl next door.”
She said, “I’m fairly introverted and conservative. I’m the last person my friends ever expected to have lived that kind of life.”
Following a brief stint where Gwyneth tried online dating, she decided that it wasn’t for her. She believes that relationships should evolve organically. Now that she has decided to give dating a serious shot, she said, “I’m contemplating it, I’d love to. I’ve never really experienced what you’d consider true love or what it’s like to be totally in love.”
And when asked about what kind of a man she’s looking for she had to say: “I can be a handful, I am headstrong and determined. I like a man who is calmly confident, in charge, but not bombastically so. I’ve spent a lifetime looking after my body and I respect that in any potential partner. He certainly doesn’t have to be a model or a muscle bound fireman, I’d give preference to a fun personality any day.”
That’s not all, her former escorting life which involved spending tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, cars, and cocaine, has piqued the interest of a Hollywood bigshot producer. And apparently it’s all hush hush.
“I can’t say at the moment but everyone would know who she is – it is most likely going to happen,” she said. “It’s quite a long process but we should know this month or the next.”