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“Camgirl” by Isa Mazzei.

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Finally, Mazzei was ready. She turned on her camera. And just like that, Una the camgirl was born.

“Having hundreds of people watching you is really hot,” Mazzei, now 28, tells The Post of her two years stripping down in front of her web camera. “It definitely is a turn-on for me.”

Inher upcoming memoir, “Camgirl” (Rare Bird Books, out Nov. 12), the UC Berkeley graduate unveils the highs & lows from her lucrative sầu stint in sex work. The tell-all book arrives on the heels of her screenplay for the 2018 Netflix horror film “Cam,” starring Madeline Brewer (Janine in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”).

Before her time in front of the lens, Mazzei had a complicated relationship with her self-esteem & sexuality. Although the California native sầu was raised in a comfortable, upper-middle class household, things weren’t as idyllic as they seemed. In her book, Mazzei claims that her father, who directed music videos, was bipolar, và that her mother, a makeup artist, was an alcoholic.

Although she declines lớn discuss the details, Mazzei also says she was sexually abused when she was younger and suffered from trauma as a result.

In high school và college, she became a “slut,” in her words. Mazzei remembers making out with groups of both girls và boys at parties for attention, and feeling dirty và ashamed after sex.

After graduating from college, where she studied comparative literature, she became “addicted” lớn Tinder. As she swiped obsessively, she tried out a string of conventional jobs, including website development, retail & even a stint as an assistant high-school teacher. All of them bored her.

The idea for camming hit Mazzei in 2014, during a trip lớn a strip joint with a boyfrikết thúc. She was transfixed by a dancer who was “comfortable in her sexuality and practically ‘owned’ the club.”

Mazzei was envious — and inspired. After all, she was young & attractive, with a size 2 toàn thân and 32B breasts. She wasn’t sure about khiêu vũ onstage, but, like most millennials, she had some digital expertise. So she hatched a plan to lớn broadcast live sầu sex videos from her bedroom.

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After a little research, Mazzei found a platform called My Free Cams, where viewers could watch “for free” & tip “when they wanted.” She studied other camgirls to get a sense of how they acted và what people liked. She came up with the persona of Umãng cầu — a slightly goofy, nerdy character who wasn’t afraid to bare it all.

“It was a combination of a fantasy of who I wanted khổng lồ be, plus the results of my retìm kiếm as khổng lồ which cam girls were the most popular,” she says. The pseudonym Umãng cầu came from its singularity, and just lượt thích her real name was unusual and made up of three letters.

Even with a few technical glitches, Mazzei’s premiere was a soaring success. Visitors were intoxicated by her offbeat humor and, of course, the strategic close-ups. She earned $450 that first night.

‘I’m proud of my sex work. It’s something I celebrate.’

“Here they were, hundreds of eyeballs glued lớn my every move sầu. I was Queen Seductress, & I had found my people,” she writes of that first performance.

In one show, she sat in a foam-filled bathtub wearing a bikini và sailor hat, as her online visitors paid money to lớn pick which scrap of fabric should be discarded first.

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She found that she got a kichồng out of manipulating & controlling the mostly male audience who communicated with her via texted chatlines. And the money was good, too: Viewers would tip $125 a time for sexy actions, like taking off her bra or spanking herself with a paddle. So she kept going.

Soon, Mazzei had some regular visitors to her chat. One, who she calls the “Whale,” often tipped big to lớn make other users jealous. She offered private shows for those willing to lớn pay a premium. “They were mostly great guys,” she says.

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They certainly were generous. As Umãng cầu, Mazzei raked in as much as $15,500 per month & some six figures a year. She drove two BMWs, rented a luxury apartment in a trendy part of Boulder, Coloravị, and had a manicurist on-Hotline.

To keep business booming, she diversified her act to include girl-on-girl shows và BDSM — a highly lucrative sầu area, she says. She even made an in-person appearance at a porn convention in Las Vegas, where she signed autographs for adoring fans.

It wasn’t all about the money & fame. Mazzei says sex work boosted her self-esteem — và, on a deeper cấp độ, helped her reframe her complex relationship with her sexuality. She discovered how she could control others with her sensuality & toàn thân. Camming, along with therapy, helped her deal with her past trauma from sexual abuse.

“I finally felt like I was safe enough khổng lồ confront this thing that had happened to lớn me and begin the process ” she says.

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Of course, her unusual career had its disadvantages. She had lớn keep her work a secret from her family, & it took a toll on her body toàn thân. The most lucrative time for camming was during the night, so she kept weird hours, sleeping most days until 6 p.m. This meant she neglected her real-life friendships because of their opposite schedules — & leaned more heavily on the attention of her online followers. Not all of them were kind, either: A handful of trolls called her “fat,” và one illegally posted her camming videos lớn a porn site.

Those pressures added up. By winter 2016, Mazzei was getting tired of Umãng cầu.

“I started khổng lồ feel like I had lost control over my digital identity,” she says. “I wanted to regain the feeling of agency over my own image.”

So the cam girl made a brutal decision: Kill her off.

But Una didn’t die quietly. Instead, Mazzei planned the character’s drunken suicide before a rapt audience of regulars.

“Once was dead, Isa would be reborn,” she writes in her book.

Now, resurrected as Isa Mazzei & currently working in film — in a different way — in Vancouver, Canadomain authority, the single woman says she finally feels “real” again.

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She doesn’t regret her years in front of the camera.

“I’m proud of my sex work,” she says, matter-of-factly. “It’s something I celebrate.”