GIRL 6: Gabourey Sidibe Details Her Days As A Phone Sex Operator + Win A Copy Of ‘This Is Just My Face’

Gabourey Sidibe Used To Be A Phone Sex Operator

Let me find out Gabby was Girl 6!

In her forthcoming memoir, “Empire” star Gabourey Sidibe reveals she worked as a phone sex operator for three years!

Glamour magazine got the scoop with an excerpt from “This Is Just My Face, Try Not To Stare” and Gabby doesn’t hold back on the details.

She details how she landed the job, tips on how the make the more money, and the “Dos and Don’ts” of being a phone sex operator.

Check it out below.

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I was 21, couldn’t afford to go to school, and couldn’t get a job. I searched for one for weeks. Months. But since I had very little experience, no offers came my way. To be fair, I was unqualified for most jobs that didn’t involve flipping burgers. All I had under my belt was a one-day stint selling knives during my freshman year of college. I’d also tutored a girl who could barely read when I started working with her. Am I a wonderful person for teaching a child to read? Obviously! I’m basically Jesus. But did that make me employable at 21? Apparently not.

My therapist suggested telemarketing. This felt like something I could probably do; I had a pleasant speaking voice that didn’t match what I look like in person. Listen, I could lie to you and say that I happened upon phone sex while looking for telemarketing jobs, but we’re friends now! You know me! As soon as my therapist suggested “telemarketing,” I heard “phone sex.”

I’m not sure how the ad was worded. It may have said, “Phone actress.” I know it said, “No experience necessary.” Base pay and the potential to make $15 an hour. Yasss! I called the number. A woman gave me an appointment to interview to be a “talker.”

Honestly, I thought I’d be walking into a dungeon with girls in ripped underwear chained to radiators, moaning into receivers. I was surprised to see a normal-looking office with pictures of employees on the wall. Inspirational quotes on banners hung from the ceiling. I sat down with two other women who were also being interviewed. First, we talked numbers. The talkers made a base pay of $7 an hour, but if you were a good talker, you could make up to $15 an hour in commissions. Commissions broke down to about 10 cents a minute for every phone call, but after 10 minutes, they doubled to 20 cents a minute and tripled to 30 cents a minute after 30 minutes, and so on. If a caller liked you enough to request you by name, you made $2 before you said hello.

Then the interview turned into a workshop about what to say and what not to say. Tips included: The caller will tell you what he wants you to say, and all you have to do is listen and then say it. For instance, if the caller says, “Are you wearing something sexy?” the answer is “Yes.” We learned that phone sex isn’t about getting the caller off; it’s about stalling so you can make money. A good talker makes the caller forget he’s paying to talk to you. She makes her answers as long as possible to keep the money rolling in. So, “Are you wearing something sexy?” “OMG! I am! It’s new too! I went on a shopping spree with my roomie! We’re the same size in panties, but my boobs are bigger than hers, and I borrowed her bra and stretched it out so we went shopping for more bras, and I saw this super-cute lacy teddy. It’s red with black bows on the bottom with these straps that hook to my panties! My butt looks like a heart when I bend over! The seat of the panties is mesh, and you can see through it so…! But I’m wearing a silk robe over my teddy because I just had a visitor. My weird neighbor asked to borrow milk. Really? Milk? He’s like obsessed with me. What are you wearing?” See what I did there? If that guy’s not already coming or whatever, he might want to know more about that roommate. He might want to know more about those panties and maybe even that weird neighbor. If the caller is freaky, he might want to know more about that milk.

We also learned what we shouldn’t say to a caller. There were FCC regulations that meant we couldn’t discuss certain things on the phone: drugs, weapons, blood, or anything of a sexual nature pertaining to anyone under the age of 18. A lot of men would call and say, “My stepdaughter is eight,” and the talker had to say, “Let’s keep the party for people above the age of 18.” Some men would then say, “My stepdaughter is eight…teen.” Creep. But just so you know, there’s more than likely no stepdaughter at all. No wife. Every call is about a fantasy. If a caller wants you to stab him, you politely decline and make him aware of the rules. You can spank, but no wounds and no bleeding. Some callers want to be choked to death. You offer to choke them until they pass out, but they are to remain alive.

How ironic is it that her character on “Empire” is named Becky? Ha!

Gabourey Sidibe’s memoir arrives on May 1! It’s going to be great!

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