Has Tiffany Shepherd, the Florida biology teacher who was fired from her job last year for missing too many days (poor job performance — the official version), gone from charter boat bikini mate (the reason she was fired — her version) to Playboy pin-up or video star? The answer to that is a simple “no,” but for guys (and gals) looking for the former teacher naked (and let’s face it, it’s really why everybody is searching for “Tiffany Shepherd Playboy” on Google), Tiffany Shepherd bypassed the Playboy mansion for websites and videos as Leah Lust. Not only is Tiffany full-on naked (which, as stated, will make many of the searchers happy), she’s doing actual porn (which will make some happier) under the screen name of Leah Lust.
Tiffany Shepherd has no problem admitting that she was offered $10,000 to strip last year when the bikini mate scandal broke. But that is a far cry from starring as Leah Lust in an actual porn movie.
When Port St. Lucie High School dismissed her from her biology teaching position, she quickly went public with her version of the firing, which she maintains was all due to her moonlighting job on Smokin’ Em Charter fishing tours, where she wore nothing by a skimpy two-piece. The school board, which had the final say in the matter, said that she was fired for missing more than her allotted amount of vacation and sick days and that they had no idea she was working a second job as a bikini mate, which may or may not have been grounds for dismissal (per a morals clause).
The good looking school teacher’s story went national, but the school district — which had final say in the firing — stuck to its guns and Tiffany Shepherd was out of a job. After the interviews and talk shows and a decent run on the internet, the scantily clad bikini mate had only her fishing tour job.
She didn’t strip. She didn’t pose for Playboy. In fact, Tiffany Shepherd said she wanted to teach. So she turned down Playboy and other magazines and started sending out resumes. Then her ex-husband sued her for custody of two of their children and won. She lost two apartments. After 2500 resumes — some sent to prisons — and nothing, Tiffany Shepherd was down to buying Christmas presents or paying the rent when her fishing tours boss, Gil Coombes, talked her into working for his porn video studio, KLC Productions. Performing, that is. He told her that she had to face reality and that she was probably never going to work as a teacher again.
Coombes was wrong. One of Leah Lust’s first jobs outside his small video study was a part where she played a teacher who helps one her students work hard to overcome his bad grades.
There is definitely plenty of irony in this straight-to-video tale…
So, Tiffany Shepherd became Leah Lust and a video was made. Then another. And another. To date, Tiffany Shepherd has made five feature porn videos as Leah Lust, the first of which was entitled, appropriately enough, “My First Sex Teacher.”
Reportedly, Tiffany Shepherd’s Leah Lust is getting $5000 a sex scene. She says she hates it, but it pays the bills. She says she’s also looking for a lawyer to “sue the pants off” her former school district for wrongful dismissal.
But until then, she might as well ride the wave of internet popularity and make as much as she can. Her videos, her name, her photos and pictures, just about anything Tiffany Shepherd is being searched for on the web (but, to be honest, it’s mostly the naked stuff, like Playboy photos and the Leah Lust videos, which people are searching for).
But as to the Playboy pictures themselves, they do not exist. Yet. Considering her sudden rise in popularity and the fact that she now does not seem to have much of a problem shedding her clothes (even as alter ego Leah Lust), Tiffany Shepherd just might consider posing for Playboy. But it will probably cost Playboy Enterprises a little more than $10,000 to get her to do a few pictures now.
And Tiffany Shepherd can add her name to the growing pantheon of attractive women who have had the internet rumor mill grind them out as Playboy models. Erin Andrews, the sports reporter for ESPN who recently was the focus of a major illegally obtained video scandal, has been rumored to have posed for Playboy. Not so. Gina Carano, the attractive Mixed Martial Arts champion, appears in the search engine trends every few months with people looking for her Playboy pictures. They don’t exist. And just recently, the murdered swimsuit model, Jasmine Fiore, was a hot search topic as people became confused with “working” for Playboy as meaning “modeling” for Playboy.
But until Tiffany Shepherd gets her featured spread in Playboy, the curious and the titillated will have to settle for plain old porn videos.