When Farrah Abraham first got fired from Teen Mom OG back in December of 2017, she seemed confident that she'd have no trouble remaining relevant as a media figure, which would enable her to avoid the horrific fate of getting a real job.
These days, we're guessing Farrah is much less self-assured.
Farrah has closed two of her businesses in the past year, and several other ventures failed before they got off the ground,
These days, Abraham is rumored to be working as an escort, and she still performs in online sex shows.
There's no shame in sex work, but its practitioners tend to experience diminishing returns with age, and we doubt this is the direction in which Farrah saw her career heading in 2020.
Besides, the only reason Abraham is able to charge as much as she does for her services is that she's still "famous" thanks to her sizable social media following.
And now, it appears Farrah's following is drying up -- a development that might have major implications for her earning potential.
According to a new report from The Blast, Farrah's Instagram numbers are falling fast.
And it looks as though the harder she tries to rectify the situation, the worse things get.
Yes, despite an abundance of topless selfies and racy Tik Toks, Farrah has lost 80,000 Instagram followers so far in the month of January.
Factor in that Farrah's following has been on the decline since October -- when she lost 30,000 followers in the span of a single month -- and the cause for concern becomes abundantly clear.
Without a reality show to star on, social media is the foundation of Farrah's one-woman media empire.
Sure, she still has 2.17 million followers -- but that's down from 2.3 million just a few short months ago.
And it's not just the quantity that's raising eyebrows -- there are concerns about the quality of Farrah's followers.
There was a time when she could boast a handful of celebrity friends (at least in the world of social media).
These days, Farrah isn't even followed by her former Teen Mom co-stars.
Sponsors love to work with influencers like Farrah not only because they can put millions of eyes on an ad, but also because their followers fall into a desirable demographic.
And it looks like Farrah is failing them on both fronts these days.
In addition to the fact that her numbers are plummetting, it seems that many of those who are still following Farrah are doing so simply because they can't bring themselves to look away from the trainwreck.
As Farrah becomes more desperate for relevance, her content becomes ever-more ridiculous, and many fans are now openly questioning her mental health.
Last month, for example, Farrah visited the grave of Derek Underwood, the father of her daughter, who was killed in a car accident while still in his teens.
Farrah brought 10-year-old Sophia along and treated the whole thing like a fun girls' trip.
She documented the whole thing for her followers, and it was weird, to say the very least.
There were big-smile selfies and exuberant videos, and it all felt a little tone deaf for a visit to a teenagers' grave.
Many of Farrah's fans found the whole thing off-putting and vowed to unfollow.
It seems many of them made good on that threat -- and it looks as though many more will follow suit.