11:04 AM EST, December 21, 2012
From Olympic glory to Las Vegas escort, America is reeling from the bombshell news that an Olympic golden girl, Suzy Favor Hamilton, has been working as a high class hooker for the last year.
Her stunning revelation is all over the front pages.
The Daily News headline said, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Ho!"
"American Queen of Trick and Field,” said The New York Post.
Suzy Favor Hamilton’s secret life was exposed when one of her clients ratted her out to the website Thesmokinggun.com.
Andrew Goldberg of The Smoking Gun told INSIDE EDITION, "To her credit, when we spoke to her, she owned it. She said, 'I am not going to deny it, I am not going to back off of this.'"
Favor Hamilton was once one of the top women athletes in the country competing in three Olympics: Barcelona in 1992; Atlanta in 1996, and Sydney in 2000.
After her sports career came to an end, Favor Hamilton married her high school sweetheart and settled down in Madison, Wisconsin, where she runs a real estate business with her husband. Her website recalls her glory days as an Olympic runner and says she's now a motivational speaker. She's also done promotional work for, of all companies, squeaky-clean Disney.
But it turns out the 44-year-old blonde, still in tip-top physical condition, has been living a double life as one of Las Vegas’ most desired escorts.
Favor Hamilton is even featured in an ad on an escort website, where she called herself “Kelly Lundy.” She's actually listed as the #3 most sought after escort in all of Vegas.
She charged her clients $600 for one hour and $6,000 for a full day of "companionship."
Steamy photos on the website show Favor Hamilton clad in lingerie and skin tight dresses. Her face is carefully hidden or blurred so that no one could recognize her from her time as an Olympian.
One client wrote an online review, "She is worth every penny. I will go bankrupt before i stop seeing her."
But Favor Hamilton made the mistake of revealing her true identity to several of her clients and that ultimately lead to her big secret getting out.
Goldberg said, "She was probably way too revealing talking about who she was, her personal life, where she was from in the Midwest. So, for her, she basically exposed herself to a client."
Favor Hamilton sent out tweets admitting the story was all true, “I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing. As crazy as I know it seems, I never thought i would be exposed, therefore never hurting anybody.”
She said her problems were "related to depression."
Her husband Mark is an attorney and he told The Smoking Gun he was aware of her double life. He says he didn't approve but he's sticking by her.
"I'm trying to help her through all of this and most importantly, continuing to protect our daughter,” he said.