She was a former Miss USA (1991) hailing from Kansas and played the whacked-out Beth Wallace on the now defunct soap opera Passions from 1999-2006.
Now Kelli McCarty has taken her career in a new direction, which is an adult film star. This stunning revelation has taken the mainstream, celebrity gossip and soap opera media factions by storm for the last several weeks now.
With the release of Faithless: From Beauty Queen to Porn Queen on February 4, Kelli has appeared on many news shows due to this unconventional career choice. Here's an excerpt of a recent interview she did with a soap opera site:
Q: It has been a whirlwind for you since you released your film, Faithless. There has been so much publicity, and obviously, that was the plan. Are you at all uneasy about it?
Kelli McCarty: Honestly, when I decided to get into the adult film industry, I knew it was going to cause a bit of a stir, not only in the pageant world, but the soap opera world and press world in general. I’m really happy about what happened. I want to let people know you can do adult entertainment and then go right back to mainstream.
Q: Did you do Faithless partly to jump-start your career post-Passions? Is that why you decided to get into the adult film business?
Kelli McCarty: I did not do an adult film to jump-start my career. I just did it because I thought it would be interesting. I was sort of bored, and one day I woke up and I thought, “You know, I want to know what it would be like to be a porn star, and let me see if I could make that happen.” So I approached Vivid Entertainment, they said they would like to work with me and it went from there.
Q: Did you create the concept and script for your XXX film, Faithless?
Kelli McCarty: I went to Vivid with the idea for a storyline and they put me in touch with the writers. So I had it in my contract that I would also cast the movie and help edit the movie, and have final approval over everything.
Follow the link to continue reading this titillating interview, then follow the jump for some screen caps of Kelli McCarty in her new role ...