“Go YOU!! Empowerment”: After 1 Year in Adult Entertainment, Selena Gomez’s Wizards of Waverly Place Co-Star Dan Benson Feels “Like a Badass”

After 1 Year in Adult Entertainment, Selena Gomez's Wizards of Waverly Place Co-Star Dan Benson Feels "Like a Badass"
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Wizards of Waverly Place alum Dan Benson has had a radical switch in careers. After being a mainstay in the popular family centric Disney series for 5 years along with Selena Gomez, Benson took a huge risk by entering the field of adult entertainment. The celebrity has now completed one year as an actor in the adult field.

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Dan Benson
Dan Benson with Selena Gomez in Wizards of Waverly Place

To mark the occasion, the star took to Twitter to give his fans an update on how the year had been and also spoke candidly about his mental health, handling both positive negative opinions towards his profession, and his plans for the future.

Also Read: “It was pretty clear to all of us”: Before Forcing Selena Gomez to Never Swear in Public, Disney Didn’t Allow Her Iconic Alex Russo Character to be Bisexual in Wizards of Waverly Place

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Disney Star Dan Benson Completed One Year In Adult Entertainment

It is pretty common to hear of career switches in an entertainment industry like Hollywood with many actors, singers, and directors trying their hand at another professions. But Disney alum Dan Benson’s move to adult entertainment can be termed as one of the most radical career shifts. The Wizards of Waverly Place actor who co-starred with Selena Gomez, recently completed one year in the field and took to social media to speak candidly on the months gone by. Addressing his mental health, criticisms on his chosen path, and much more, Benson said,

“I expected a lot of hate honestly but people were like ‘Go you! Empowerment’ and that was awesome. Mental health wise, I feel good. I don’t feel bad about myself. I feel kind of like a badass a little bit.”

Dan Benson
Dan Benson switched careers from Disney star to adult entertainer

About drawing the line as an adult entertainer, Benson said that he took a policy to only perform and entertain based on his own comfort zone despite many people’s demands of him. This, according to the star, was instrumental in maintaining his dignity and reputation as a performer.

Also Read: Selena Gomez Was ‘Terrified’ of Staying in Touch with Wizards of Waverly Place Cast: “Didn’t want you guys to see me in the state I was in”

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How Did Dan Benson Go From Wizards of Waverly Place To Adult Entertainment?

Sometimes, its how we handle life’s curveballs that shape who we are and Dan Benson knows that better than anybody else. The former Disney star opened up about his radical career switch from being in Wizards of Waverly Place to becoming an adult entertainer and elaborated on the circumstances that led to his decision. After being humiliated by a bunch of his n*de pictures circulating on the internet thanks to his interactions with a group of fans, Benson decided to channel the insult and invasion of his privacy into something positive.

“It had a very big, negative impact on my life. Eventually, I decided to stop fighting against it and instead go the other direction and completely lean into it and build out a page. And instead of letting these people sell my privacy, my… you know what I mean, I decided to say, ‘Alright, screw you. I’m gonna sell it myself.'”

Dan Benson
Dan Benson in Wizards of Waverly Place

The Killing Diaz star had only positive things to say about his colleagues in the adult entertainment industry and complimented them for making him feel comfortable while also teaching him lessons that changed his life for the better.

Also Read: ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Boss Confirms Selena Gomez’s Alex Russo is Bisexual

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