Meghan Marx hasn’t let her dire diagnosis stop her from enjoying life. The former Bachelor Australia star has been named the top creator of Playboy’s new digital platform, which competes with OnlyF. According to Playboy, it has paid out millions of dollars to creators since its relaunch in mid-September.
In March, creator Amanda Cerny graced her first digital cover to mark the medium’s return. The model reportedly earned over $1 million as a Playboy creator.
“I think there’s a lot of money to be made,” Marx told Fox News Digital. “But with Playboy, I think what they’re doing is great. … When you leave certain shows or when you have a following that I know a lot of people on Playboy have, making money or Knowing how to make money on your own can be really difficult. It [allows] you to benefit, not other brands to benefit from you. … I’ve recommended it to friends and people I know who have wrapped up gigs and Building a fan base.
Marx said creating content for Playboy helped her cope after she was diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia in January. The degenerative neurological disease affects the cerebellum, or the part of the brain critical to body movement, and sometimes the spinal cord, reports the Cleveland Clinic.
According to the outlet, this situation will develop over time and could lead to coordination issues. It usually affects the eyes, hands, legs and speech. The disease affects 1 to 5 people in about 100,000 people. While there is no cure, there are treatment plans that can help reduce symptoms and improve function.
Marx said it was a “stressful time,” but the platform gave her something to look forward to.
“My confidence was low, you know, trying to figure out your place in the world,” she said. “I’m young and healthy and I’m confident now, but ultimately it’s not going to be there forever. I just want to embrace life now, you know? Part of having freedom and enjoying your body is making money, how much… I just booked a trip to Indonesia Traveling with Flores, going diving, doing all these things that I would never be able to do. Playboy worked for me for a lot of different reasons, obviously one of the [reasons] was financial incentive.”