Samantha X announces she is now going by her real name


Australia’s most famous escort Samantha X is no more. 

The former high class call girl has left sex work behind and is now going by her real name, Amanda Goff. 

The 48-year-old tells this week’s issue of Stellar that she is ‘ashamed’ of her former career and has changed her ways after being diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.

Samantha X is no more. The former high class call girl has left sex work behind and is now going by her real name, Amanda Goff. Pictured in Stellar Magazine 

‘Now the fog has started to clear, I am ashamed of some of my choices, especially about going public,’ she said. 

‘I don’t recognise the woman who did that and it’s mortifying for me.’ 

She went on: ‘I am not blaming my bipolar or saying it was all down to my bipolar at all. But would I have made those choices if I was diagnosed and medicated? Most likely I wouldn’t have been so public about it’. 

The 48-year-old tells this week's issue of Stellar that she is 'ashamed' of her former career and has changed her ways after being diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. 'I don't recognise the woman who did that and it's mortifying for me,' she said

The 48-year-old tells this week’s issue of Stellar that she is ‘ashamed’ of her former career and has changed her ways after being diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. ‘I don’t recognise the woman who did that and it’s mortifying for me,’ she said 

Amanda has now reclaimed the 'very traditional and conservative' person she is at heart

 Amanda has now reclaimed the ‘very traditional and conservative’ person she is at heart

Amanda says that creating her alter ego Samantha ‘was a way of dealing with certain trauma in my life’ and she felt she was ‘acting’ when engaging that side of herself. 

‘I felt invincible as Samantha. At the time, I had no issues with going public despite the shock from friends and family,’ she says. 

‘It was like I couldn’t understand their concerns. I was closed off to it. I was on some kind of high, which now I understand is mania’.

The Sydney-based influencer was once described as the country's highest-paid sex worker. She dropped her successful career as a journalist to embark on a controversial path

The Sydney-based influencer was once described as the country’s highest-paid sex worker. She dropped her successful career as a journalist to embark on a controversial path

Amanda has now reclaimed the ‘very traditional and conservative’ person she is at heart. 

The Sydney-based influencer was once described as the country’s highest-paid sex worker. 

She dropped her successful career as a journalist to embark on a controversial path that quickly garnered her an entirely new fan base. 

Amanda established herself as Australia’s most recognisable escort, writing two memoirs, creating her own lingerie label, adult toys and agency. 

Amanda established herself as Australia's most recognisable escort, writing two memoirs, creating her own lingerie label, adult toys and agency

Amanda established herself as Australia’s most recognisable escort, writing two memoirs, creating her own lingerie label, adult toys and agency

In 2018, Amanda revealed her regrets about making compromises for her short-lived relationship with Channel Seven news reporter Ryan Phelan, 47. 

She said that she regretted giving up her career as a high-class escort. 

‘I learnt a valuable lesson in my recent break-up and that was never, ever to give anything up for a man,’ she told Confidential.

In 2018, Amanda revealed her regrets about making compromises for her short-lived relationship with Channel Seven news reporter Ryan Phelan (right). She said that she regretted giving up her career as a high-class escort

In 2018, Amanda revealed her regrets about making compromises for her short-lived relationship with Channel Seven news reporter Ryan Phelan (right). She said that she regretted giving up her career as a high-class escort

‘What I thought my future was going to be changed in the matter of seconds, so it took me a while to regroup and refocus. 

‘I learnt never to rush into making huge life choices with someone I had known for a matter of weeks.’ 

The pair first confirmed their relationship in October 2017, with the blonde sharing sweet snaps from their European getaway before calling it quits three months later.

Amanda hung up her heels and walked away from escorting after six years in the business, but returned to it soon after the split

Amanda hung up her heels and walked away from escorting after six years in the business, but returned to it soon after the split

Amanda hung up her heels and walked away from escorting after six years in the business, but returned to it soon after the split. 

She continued to run her escort agency with her business partner.

In addition to taking care of the behind-the-scenes of her agency, Amanda was also busy completing a Masters Degree in counselling and psychology.

Read more: In this week's issue of Stellar Magazine with Amanda Goff on the cover

Read more: In this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine with Amanda Goff on the cover

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