Fans of the History Channel hit series, Pawn Stars would remember Olivia Black, the young attractive lady who joined the show in its fifth season to work during the night shift. Black’s addition to the show dominated by male cast members, was a bit refreshing and it didn’t take long before she won the hearts of many fans of the reality TV series. One can rightly say that apart from Austin Lee Russell, popularly known as Chumlee, Olivia Black is the other break out star of the show.
Fans did enjoy seeing Chumlee squirm at the sight of her. It was rather unfortunate that viewers never got to see how things unfolded between them because Olivia’s berth on the show ended soon after it began as she was fired after only one season.
For more information on why she had such a short time on the TV series, how much the show fetched her and much more, keep reading.
Who Is Olivia Black?
Counted among the most notable actresses on History Channel’s Pawn Stars, Olivia Black is also a model. She was born in the United States of America on October 16, however, the year and location of her birth, as well as most information about her life as a child, including the identity of her parents, siblings (if any) and her educational background, remains unknown.
Black is a graduate of Calvert High School, in Maryland. Not long after her high school graduation, she kicked off a career in modeling and landed her first job in 2008 as a pin-up model for an online community-based website known as SuicideGirls. The website which was established in the year 2001, focuses on pin-up photos of models who are referred to as Suicide Girls. This aside, Olivia Black’s career as a model has seen her appearing as a cover model for some top magazines such as Enquirer, Inked Magazine, Inked Girls, and Tabu Tattoo. She has also appeared on a calendar for Dollies & Doggies, in addition to serving as a host for Las Vegas ASPCA Benefit event.
Having eventually left SuicideGirls, the beautiful lady received a ticket to appear on reality TV as she was hired at the Las Vegas-based World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, which is the focus of the reality television series, Pawn Stars, aired on History. The pawnshop is a family business that stays open round the clock and was originally run by Richard “Old Man” Harrison, head of the Harrison family, before his son, Rick Harrison, took over. Subsequently, Rick’s son, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell (Corey’s friend from childhood), took over the reins of power.
Back to Olivia Black, she joined Pawn Stars in November 2011 when it was in its 5th season but that notwithstanding, it was not just possible for anyone to ignore her, thanks to her alluring looks and lovable personality. Olivia Black was employed to work on the night shift together with Chumlee and as her presence served fans a breath of some feminine fresh air, she was shot into the limelight.
What Happened To The ‘Pawn Stars’ Actress?
As fans were enjoying Olivia’s presence on Pawn Stars, the unexpected happened! She was notified by the producers of the series, the Leftfield Pictures, on the 19th of December 2012, that her services on the show would no longer be needed, without stating why. Speaking to FOX 411 after the incident, Olivia said she was so shocked that she did not even remember to ask why she was sacked.
Leftfield may not have spelled in black and white the reason they let Black go but it was obvious to all, considering the fact that the sack came just two days after the National Enquirer (NE) leaked photos of her porn past in a post which revealed pictures from a photoshoot she did back in 2008 for the soft-core porn website, SuicideGirls.com.
Viewers of the show know quite well how much Rick Harrison loved Olivia and contrary to what many speculated after news of her firing went public, Rick Harrison had no hand in it. The production company did not just want her working there any longer, Rick told Fox 411, and talking about speculations that Olivia was fired due to her publicized raunchy pictures, he said whatever she does in her personal life is her business.
Rick also explained that even though Olivia was fired from the show, she was not fired from the pawnshop. However, the decision to quit working at the pawnshop was entirely hers. Meanwhile, Olivia Black featured in thirteen episodes of Pawn Stars before she was cut loose.
Initially, Olivia looked unfazed after getting fired, but later on, she took to Change.org to start a petition to get herself back on the show, stating discrimination as the motivation behind her sack. Sadly, it received just under 6,000 signatures which wasn’t enough to get it considered.
Also, her PR had advised her to press charges for wrongful termination, not just to satisfy herself but also to help the public get answers on why she was abruptly fired. However, no details of a lawsuit surfaced so far. Did she go on with it and didn’t win? Or did Leftfield compensate her with a worthy paycheck? Guess we may never know.
Olivia Black’s Net Worth
Getting an accurate figure for Olivia Black’s net worth is a bit tricky. Unlike other Pawn Stars cast members, her earnings per episode were never revealed. Chumlee earned $25,000 per episode, so we’re guessing that Olivia could’ve been making somewhere between $5,000 – $10,000? Returning to the porn world after achieving fame sure did a lot to raise her usual paycheck. We estimate her net worth might fall somewhere between $100,000 and $300,000.
This Is What Olivia Black Has Been Up To
Four days after getting fired, Olivia returned to SuicideGirls.com to continue her adult modeling career and signed up for yet another project. This girl has always dreamed of posing nude for the cameras and not even a sack letter from a production company was going to make her change her mind. Speaking in a Ask Me Anything session on her Reddit account, Olivia Black once said that she has always been comfortable in her body and saw nude photography as an artistic outlet.
Olivia’s relationship status has also changed since you last saw her on Pawn Stars. She is proudly lesbian and currently married to a certain Chef Maria. Together, they operate the sex toy online shop barenakedmob.com. They also feature together on their YouTube channel “Miss Olivia Black.”