Aces & Queens is an escort agency based in London, UK that provides a variety of beautiful international companions for anything from a night out on the town to travel partnership for an extended European vacation. Leyla, an escort for Aces & Queens, gave me a peek into what the world of an international escort is really like.
C.J. Asher – Hi Leyla, thank you for your time. First of all, how old are you and how long have you been an escort?
Leyla – Hi, C.J.! I’m 25 years old and have been an escort for several years now.
C.J. Asher – What first attracted you to become an escort?
Leyla – I wanted to have a bit more of an exciting time than in a more traditional job. Also, I wanted to have a job that offered me the flexibility to set my own rules and work how and when I wanted.
C.J. Asher – Tell me a little about the prostitution laws in the UK. How do these laws impact the escorting services you provide?
Leyla – It’s very simple: don’t offer sex for money. In fact, sex should be the one thing you never offer to a potential or current client. Your client should always pay you for your time. Remember, to be one of the best, be the cake and not the icing.
C.J. Asher – How do you determine and set rate for escorting services?
Leyla – It’s up to the agency to understand which clients to approach and how much to charge but, at the end of the day, I know the minimum amount I want to take home and that’s what I work towards.
C.J. Asher – What was the most expensive arrangement you ever made for an escorting client?
Leyla – The arrangement was for a few days; I can’t say the amount out of confidentiality for my client. To be honest, the presents, flights, cars and food were the most amazing and expensive part of the trip. Ever since then, I have been waiting for another job in Cannes which ends in Monaco (laughs). Just as long as it does not involve casinos…. such boring places for me as an escort. However, I could be convinced otherwise if the price is right.
C.J. Asher – How much of an expectation for sex is there when a client is booking a session?
Leyla – The prospective client usually discusses their expectations with the agency. Then, the agency lets you know what kind of services have been requested, so you can usually tell from the types of services requested whether sex is high on the agenda or not.
C.J. Asher – What type of arrangements do client usually make?
Leyla – It all depends on what amount of time they are asking for. The shorter the time span, the more likely it is that you will talk for the greater portion of the visit.
C.J. Asher – Describe your typical client in terms of demographics, age, wealth and career.
Leyla – My clients are mostly business owners and are usually non-British… either Arab, of African descent or, more recently, are quite often Indian. Usually on a business trip, I attract the middle to older age group; thirty years and upwards. They usually have good taste in conversation. I’m a choice lady, quite popular, so the agency looks after me and gives me first (right of) refusal quite often when arranging a meeting with a client.
Leyla – The most important thing is not to use drugs. If you do, don’t ever get caught. There are regular checks for drug use by the escorts, and our best drivers don’t travel with girls that carry drugs. Also, personal hygiene and getting regular physical checkups are very important. Before all that, though, if your pictures are approved you’ll get a personal interview with the agency. If you have an interview, get hired and then work is slow, it means you need to rethink your image and start to ask for advice from the agency as to how to present yourself better to attract more clients.
C.J. Asher – What advice do you have for someone considering a career as an escort?
Leyla – There are easier jobs; escorting isn’t for everyone. What you do needs to have a gift of skills, if you don’t see it as such then this is not a job for you. Also, it is not just fun and games; you must be aware of the clients energy at all times and respond accordingly.
C.J. Asher – What type of exit strategy do female escorts have for leaving the industry?
Leyla – Get out when you have had enough. Personally, I don’t know any retired escorts. I haven’t thought what I will do after, I’m just enjoying the money I’m making now and am living in the moment.
C.J. Asher – How do you find new clients?
Leyla – I hang out in places where money is loose. Casinos are boring for me, but they can be good places to find new clients. Also word of mouth. If you are good, then news travels via escorts as well as clients.
C.J. Asher – How has social media smart phones and other app change the escorting industry in recent years?
Leyla – It hasn’t changed it that much. I use WhatsApp a lot to send pictures; before that it was quite difficult. Twitter is useful also.
C.J. Asher – Would a legalized prostitution industry in your area help or harm your industry?
Leyla – I don’t think it make a difference. People will also try to undercut you and break the law, regardless of what laws are put in place or the consequences for breaking them.
C.J. Asher – What has surprised you the most about this career and the industry?
Leyla – There is so much money. I have seen some amazing arrangements with escorts and their clients. I want those ones. (laughs)
C.J. Asher – What is the most prominent misconception about the escorting industry?
Leyla – People tend to think that it’s all about sex. It’s not, it’s about image.
C.J. Asher – How does your service differentiate itself from other escorting services?
Leyla – Aces and Queens are very special, they have a good client base. It’s all about the network. They teach you how to find work, but only if they think you have the skills and ability to find clients and bring more business in. You need to have an entrepreneurial mindset to succeed, not just be a good date.
C.J. Asher – What is the craziest, most exciting arrangement you have ever made for a client?
Leyla – While I’ve been an escort for a while, I have a feeling that the craziest ones have yet to come. Out of respect for my clients I will never kiss and tell; but of course if you book me I might have some stories to share. (winks)