The story begins (as many do) with a penniless, 19-year old, New York University student responding to a Craigslist ad asking for “Girls With Pretty Feet.” She was asked to appear at the spa wearing club attire and have neatly pedicured toes.
When Olivia arrived, she was among dozens of girls auditioning, most of whom spoke no English. After having their feet examined, ten of the girls made the cut, and the rest were sent off unpaid.
Olivia soon realized that her feet would be fondled by men paying top dollar at a Midtown spa-turned-brothel. But she soon overcame her shock. “I’m only young and living in New York once,” she recalled. (Famous last words)
Typically, men arrive at the spa with bottles of liquor in a bid to get the girls to loosen up a bit. Once everyone has had a few drinks the men are then made to pay a $100 entrance fee to a “foot pimp” who pairs them up with a “foot prostitute.” The male client then takes his foot prostitute to a private massage room equipped with napkins, lotion and wipes.
During her first session, Olivia made $200 in tips in 40 minutes, and the man was even “polite.”
“These guys aren’t hurting anyone, and everyone’s got their thing that turns them on,” said Olivia.