My football career ended in scandal, but now I’m making £500,000 as an OnlyFans model, says Instagram beauty Madelene Wright

STUNNING Madelene Wright saw her world fall apart when she was sacked by Charlton Women.

The 23-year-old was devastated after pictures emerged of the blonde beauty inhaling from a balloon at a party and drinking champagne while driving her Range Rover while out with friends in 2019.

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Madelene Wright went from scandal to wowing followers on social media and OnlyFansCredit: Courtesy of Madelene Wright
Wright played for Charlton Women before being sacked

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Wright played for Charlton Women before being sacked

But, by a twist of fate, the scandal propelled her to stardom and a career in social media influence.

Now her Instagram has over 250,000 followers, brands are lining up for a piece of her, and she lives an envious lifestyle traveling the world in luxury.

Last year, Madelene made the decision to sign up for OnlyFans – a website that allows content creators to monetize images and videos from subscribed followers.

Incredibly, she has earned £500,000 since joining the controversial site – more than any professional footballer in women’s football today.

SunSport spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Wright about his heartbreaking dismissal, the fear of letting family and friends down, and redemption becoming an overnight achievement.

Charlton Women

In December 2020, Madelene made headlines when Snapchat videos showed her inhaling balloons at a party and drinking from a bottle of champagne in her Range Rover Evoque.

Charlton Women launched an investigation which resulted in the release of the talented player.

Wright received a phone call from his team manager, who told him what was to come, before the club chairman broke the news that he was canceling his contract.

Recalling the incident, Madelene told SunSport: “I was young, playing with friends and didn’t really understand the position I was in and the responsibility I had.

“I loved Charlton, my coaches and my teammates, so the decision left me heartbroken.

“When you play for a football team, they become your family, so stepping away from that was difficult.

“After being sacked, I started thinking about whether I could play football again, what level I could play and if other teams would want me at their club.

Wright was a promising talent for Charlton Women

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Wright was a promising talent for Charlton WomenCredit: Courtesy of Madelene Wright
An incident in which Wright was seen drinking champagne while driving her Range Rover saw Charlton Women release her from her contract

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An incident in which Wright was seen drinking champagne while driving her Range Rover saw Charlton Women release her from her contract

“When it all happened, I also realized how many people I had let down.

“I used to coach at a girls’ academy and the kids looked up to me and always asked me for advice.

“I felt guilty, embarrassed and disappointed in myself for showing myself in this light.”

Instagram blew up

Gaining notoriety and sporting enviable looks, Madelene’s social media exploded following the scandal.

From 20,000 followers at her peak in Charlton, she quickly saw her popularity on Instagram rise. She now has 261,000 subscribers.

Clothing brands and swimwear companies got in touch. The football world hasn’t completely forgotten about him either.

Madelene revealed: “With what happened, it opened a lot of doors for me in other industries.

“And it happened very quickly, a lot of brands started to get in touch.

“A few clothing brands, bikini companies and some sports companies wanted to work with me.

“A company even offered me a football boots contract.

“It was almost as if one career was over, while another was just beginning.”

After the scandal, Wright's Instagram exploded

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After the scandal, Wright’s Instagram exploded
Brands got in touch and Wright was even offered a starter deal despite not having a club

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Brands got in touch and Wright was even offered a starter deal despite not having a clubCredit: Instagram / @madelene_wright

With fame came enemies

But, despite many well-wishers defending her newfound success, she has also had to deal with jealous online trolls.

“I got a lot of hate on social media from people telling me that I should be ashamed of what I’ve done and that I’ll never be a footballer again,” she said.

“It wasn’t pleasant. I’m a strong person and I tend not to let things get in the way of me, but I admit it affected me.

“All I could think was that everyone in the football world hated me.

“After time I just learned to ignore the horrible comments and messages I was getting and now I don’t read them.”

only fans

While Instagram provided Madelene with a platform to showcase her personality and beauty, OnlyFans gave the Londoner an opportunity to monetize her popularity.

Last year, Wright created an account on OnlyFans

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Last year, Wright created an account on OnlyFans
Wright has over 15,000 likes for his content on OnlyFans

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Wright has over 15,000 likes for his content on OnlyFans
Wright admitted she had reservations about joining OnlyFans but reaped the rewards

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Wright admitted she had reservations about joining OnlyFans but reaped the rewardsCredit: Instagram @madelene_wright

She launched her account on the fan-sharing website last year, selling subscriptions for £24 a month.

She provides content that appeals to fans – with photos and videos wearing bikinis, football tops and lingerie. Safe fun.

However, Madelene had reservations about joining OnlyFans which had developed a reputation for showing pornography and allegedly allowing prostitutes to solicit sex.

“My main reason for not doing it was the reputation he had,” Wright explained. “I didn’t want to be associated with that stuff.

“But when you weigh the pros and cons, and after doing it for a year, I know I made the right decision.

“It was and still is a concern for me because I don’t want people to have that kind of perception about me.”

Financially, Wright has reaped the rewards since joining OnlyFans. It was a decision that completely changed his life.

“The first year I made about half a million pounds,” Wright disclosed. “I can’t lie, it completely changed my life.

“I was able to have my own home, I was able to travel around the world, and I enjoyed a lot of luxurious things.”

Despite the money coming in, Wright doesn’t see OnlyFans as a place for his future. Eventually, she thinks it will be a stepping stone to greater things.

“I want to start my own business and become an entrepreneur, break away from stereotypes and be seen as a businesswoman,” she said.

“The main thing for me is to get into property, which I always wanted to do since I was a footballer. I want to build an empire.

“For me, I think it’s important that everyone realizes that we can start again.

Thanks to his social media presence and OnlyFans, Wright earned around £500,000 last year

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Thanks to his social media presence and OnlyFans, Wright earned around £500,000 last year
Wright now lives a glamorous lifestyle and travels the world

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Wright now lives a glamorous lifestyle and travels the worldCredit: Instagram @madelene_wright

“When my scandal happened, I thought it was over and I didn’t know how I was going to get over it.

“But, there’s always a new day and always a new beginning. Everyone has a past, you can’t change it.

“As long as you learn from your mistakes, make the right choices moving forward, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

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