Her newfound notoriety quickly drew strong criticism from many in the Middle East, who branded her career choice as shameful and Khalifa herself a disgrace to her country.
According to data from Pornhub, from January 3 to 6, 2015, searches for Mia Khalifa increased five-fold.
She has also said that her parents have stopped speaking to her because of her career choice.
Mia Khalifa is a Lebanese-American adult model and porn star.
In a statement, her parents disassociated themselves from her actions saying that her entering into the porn industry was due to living in a foreign country which had a different culture than theirs and her actions did not represent her upbringing.
She married an American man in February 2011 shortly after she turned 18.