An Instagram-famous model refuses to let trolls get her down.
Luna Benna, who lives in Florida, says she “has to have a backbone” to be a social media star.
She has learned to “love her haters” and “focus on herself” instead of getting caught up in any cruel comments.
The 21-year-old, who boasts more than 800,000 followers, said: “There is so much ignorance online.
“Some people just can’t understand things, and what’s worse is they can’t ignore them.
“So hate messages and death threats are definitely an issue in this line of work. I HAVE to have a backbone.”
Trolls aren’t the only hurdle Luna has to get past every day.
She also receives bizarre requests from kinky admirers – but thankfully, she’s learned to laugh at them.
The influencer said: “I am constantly laughing out loud at people’s comments and their DMs [direct messages].
“Lots of people on there, reasonably enough, say to me ‘let’s get a drink’.
“Others say ‘I’d eat your farts’. There’s literally no in-between.”
The challenges of working in the spotlight have been worth it for Luna, who juggled jobs in fast food and hospitality in the past.
She said: “My first job was at McDonalds.
“It was horrendous – I actually had a friend calling to quit for me.
“I vowed I’d never work in food again until I went and got a job on an ice cream truck. That also sucked.”
Luna quit and worked briefly at a theatre concession stand where she earned £6.68 an hour.
Luna’s career to a drastic change when she learned about Snapchat premium.
She started selling racy photos to fans and her success “took off immediately”.
The social media star says she “never went back” to lower paid jobs.
Instead, she signed up to saucy subscription site OnlyFans.
She posts sexy pictures for paying subscribers, which helps her to rake in a whopping $400,000 (around £320,000 a year).
With all that cash, we can see why Luna takes the rough with the smooth.
She added: “The secret to being happy – to life itself – is to focus on yourself. To Love yourself.
“I love my supporters too, and my haters. There’s nothing but love.
“As soon as you start comparing or worrying about others, is when that happiness shifts.
“Be you, and don’t worry about others.”