Former Playboy model now homeless and begging in the streets (video)By Mason White 12:02 PM May 5, 2014
|Christa McKenna performing on television|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A woman, who was once on top of the world, is now homeless and begging for money in the streets of Michigan.
The 60-year-old former Playboy model, Christa McKenna, was once known as the “Spider Lady,” for being able to shape her body into a spider.
In an unfortunate fall from grace, the contortionist sits at the corner of Wealthy Street, in Grand Rapids, and uses her flexible limbs that once made her a star to persuade passersby to give her some of their change.
McKenna first became known for her appearance on “The Gong Show” in 1979. She captivated the audience by tying her body into knots.
Later, she also appeared in Playboy magazine. Since then, she has fallen on hard times, going from gracing the pages of Playboy to begging on the streets of Michigan.
McKenna holds a sign saying: “60 years old. Need a job. Please help me.” She said that on good days she earns about $7.
In the video below you can see Christa McKenna performing on television many years ago.