When thousands of mostly young women crowded one of Perth’s main streets to catch a glimpse of their favorite influencer, police and organizers were caught off guard.
In fact, fewer than 300 people were expected at the Western Australia stop of Anna Paul’s national meet-and-greet tour.
But for the 23-year-old’s millions of loyal followers around the world, the chaos her appearance caused as she launched a range with activewear brand STAX came as no surprise.
Born and raised in Queensland to Turkish and German parents, Paul is the most popular OnlyFans creator in Australia.
Ever since TikTok and OnlyFans star Anna Paul (pictured) made it big on social media, she has brought her close family with her on her journey to the top
She is in the top 0.02 percent earners of the site globally and has another 7.1 million followers on TikTok alone.
Paul’s OnlyFans subscribers pay a fee of $19.48 for three months, $35.96 for six months, or $59.94 for a year to watch their content.
However, fame and fortune were not always familiar.
Like many Australian teenagers, her first job was at Woolworths as a 15-year-old so she could save up money to get her mother a new pair of shoes.
The social media superstar, 23, has just launched a collection featuring Stax activewear
According to a TikTok video, the family of four, which includes influencer brother Atis, once lived on $30 a week for groceries.
The family’s only car at the time was a white van with no rear seats, so both children had to sit on milk crates.
“That’s the car we had because that’s all we can afford because we didn’t have money,” Paul said in another clip.
Ever since she made it big on social media, Paul has brought her close family with her on her journey to the top.
Anna Paul was born and grew up in Queensland as the daughter of Turkish and German parents
They all now live in a waterfront villa on the Gold Coast and have recently returned from a month’s luxury trip across Europe.
The family’s former home, up until earlier this year, had a huge kitchen, swimming pool, hot tub, private movie theater, $100,000 rock wall and a 10-car garage.
Known to fans for her down-to-earth sensibility, Paul often features activities such as grocery shopping, candid stories, and travel in her content.
She describes herself as a sex worker due to her OnlyFans fame and described her job earlier this year in a video titled What I Do for a Job.
“I’m one of the best Only Fans developers in Australia. I do it, I love it and it’s my favorite job in the world,” she said.
Paul’s internet fame transferred to the real world over the weekend when wild footage emerged of the star’s jam-packed event in Perth, which was forced to shut down by police due to mass chaos.
It was the final stop on Paul’s national tour as part of their collaboration with activewear brand STAX.
Police were forced to shut down Perth CBD’s Hay St Mall after thousands of people turned up at the store for a meeting with influencer Anna Paul
Chaos broke out during Sunday’s fan meet-and-greet event at Hay Street Mall in Perth, with a huge crowd of teenagers flocking to see the star.
Passionate fans chanted Paul’s name as they filled the street, while one ardent fan even brought a pony to the event.
Police said they were forced to act after tensions in the crowd began to boil over and jumping in the queue caused several people to collapse and require medical attention.
Officers tried to disperse the ardent fans.
Passionate fans chanted Paul’s name as they filled the street, while one ardent fan even brought a pony to the event. (Paul can be seen here in a recent Instagram photo)
“Due to the size of the crowd and the lack of proper security and other event planning to deal with the larger than expected crowd and in consultation with management, the event was closed and police began dispersing the crowd from the area” , said a police spokesman.
Fans were seen queuing for the event at 8am.
One person claimed fans camped overnight to meet the star.
“I got there at 2am and was allowed to see her but only for a split second and could barely say anything but still very grateful. So sad it got cancelled,” said one.
Paul was quick to take to social media after the chaos, apologizing for canceling the event and saying she tried to work with the police to control it.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11158083/Anna-Paul-dragged-family-poverty-Perth-meet-greet.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Anna Paul lifted her family out of poverty before Perth met and greeted