Ex-Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Admits To Leading Double Life As Vegas Call Girl
The three-time U.S. Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted that she was until very recently leading a double life as a $600/hour call girl in Las Vegas.The Smoking Gun ran a piece today about her stint over the last year with the escort service Haley Heston’s Private Collection. Favor Hamilton, 44, operated under the name "Kelly Lundy," but she did reveal her name and background to some of her clients. She met up with clients in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
From all accounts she was very popular and one of her clients offered money to The Smoking Gun to keep the story from coming out, saying "I would do anything to protect her." In a July 2012 review online, the client wrote, "She is worth every penny. I will go bankrupt before I stop seeing her. I hope no one else goes to see her, because I want her all to myself."
Favor Hamilton lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she runs a real estate brokerage with her husband. She also delivers motivational speechs and does promotional work for groups like Disney's running series. She said her husband Mark, 44, was aware of her escort work, but he wanted her to stop: "He tried, he tried to get me to stop. He wasn’t supportive of this at all."
Favor Hamilton was one of the country's best-ever middle-distance runners, competing in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics. She did not medal, but she won seven U.S. national titles.
Favor Hamilton told a reporter that she was conditioned to believe she was invincible as a world-class athlete and thought entertaining doubts was counterproductive. She brought up Tiger Woods, "I mean, he’s the biggest athlete ever. He obviously thought he could never get caught."
Favor Hamilton released an apology over Twitter today after the story ran: