Today’s political news focuses on high-power legislators like John Boehner, but in the mid-1990’s the entire political media was focused on an intern named Monica Lewinsky – what ever happened to her? I’ve been wondering, and so have you. Here’s the story:
As you will recall, Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern from 1995 to 1996, and became famous for having sexual relations with then-President Bill Clinton (which he first denied, but then admitted). The star-struck intern became the single greatest scandal of the Clinton era, which is really saying something. Then, as suddenly as she had appeared, she fell off of the public’s radar. (For the full story of the scandal, see: Lewinsky scandal – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewinsky_scandal.)
It would be satisfying to find out that Monica Lewinsky did something extreme after her fling with Bill Clinton. For example, what if she became a nun? That would be newsworthy. But the reality of what she has done post-scandal is fairly interesting, as well.
According to Wikipedia, Monica Lewinsky has done each of the following since her scandal:
1. Started a line of handbags (operating as The Real Monica, Inc.) in 1999.
2. Earned $300,000 as a Jenny Craig spokesperson in 2000.
3. Appeared as a guest on the Tom Green Show in 2000.
4. Starred in her own HBO special in 2002.
5. Hosted “Mr. Personality,” a reality show on Fox in 2003.
6. Moved to London in 2005.
7. Completed a master’s degree in social psychology in 2006.
Source: Lewinsky scandal – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewinsky_scandal.
So she has kept herself busy. Since 2006, though, she has apparently kept out of the limelight – probably a smart move. Her scandal was so public that she will probably never escape the news media entirely. For now, we can only hope that she is off somewhere, living as normal a life as possible.
Lewinsky scandal – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewinsky_scandal.
Monica Lewinsky – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Lewinsky.