MIAMI — Former teen beauty pageant winner Jeanemarie Almulla is getting a lot of attention for speaking out on her lifestyle as a self-professed “sugar baby.”
“I have never paid for a drink, I never will,” declared the 25-year-old blonde beauty queen, who subsists off of attracting wealthy suitors (and is, perhaps, unduly optimistic about her ability to continually do so through the years—and decades—to come).
Whatever the future might bring, though, Almulla is certainly living large now, dividing her time between South Florida yacht parties and fancy meals paid for by her three (current) sugar daddies.
When not living the high life, Almulla relaxes in her Miami Beach penthouse, complete with ocean view and Jacuzzi.
“Being a sugar baby is just knowing that you are valuable,” she explains.
Almulla views her lavish lifestyle through a feminist lens, asserting that she is empowering women by making the most of her intelligence and her looks, and she has even given talks and written a self-help book about it.
“You just have a friend who helps around and takes care of you,” she pontificated on the subject.
“You go to nice dinners and you go on private planes and you go on yachts, you go to cool parties and you have awesome designer bags and it’s fun.”
While it may be tempting to dismiss Almulla as a shameless and somewhat crass gold-digger, it’s worth noting that she has led a colorful life to this point that has included being a student, living in her car and being promised to a sheikh in Abu Dhabi in an arranged marriage. (She had to escape back to America.)
Almulla has since traded her troubled past for a life of luxury and ease.
It is a life that she will defend and for which she will advocate when pressed. Failing to recognize that not everyone is—or aspires to be—a beauty queen, Almulla even advises young women to quit their jobs and follow in her footsteps “because when you do what you love, life is fun.”
No word yet on how self-sustaining “fun” will be twenty or thirty years hence; one hopes that, among the many lessons Almulla’s interesting journey has taught her, the value of saving money is in there somewhere.