She is a selfie millionaire.
Linsey Donovan, 23, originally from Maryland, claims to have made millions from social media video streaming and says she invests her money by purchasing real estate.
The Instagram and OnlyFans model said she now has a real estate portfolio worth more than $5 million — and determines which houses she wants to buy based on whether she can get a good selfie outside, according to a recent Instagram post.
Donovan reportedly made her first million when she was just 19 — a year after she moved to Florida to pursue modeling and build the Barbie lifestyle of her dreams, the blond bombshell told Truly.
“I bought over seven houses now in total,” Donovan said.
Donovan invited Truly for a tour inside one of her properties — a $2 million mansion that she calls her “Barbie Dreamhouse.”
“My Barbie dream bedroom is almost 2,000 square feet, which is the size of, like, a home,” she said.
Living in her palatial paradise is a bunny rabbit named Mr. Hefner and multiple dogs, who have their own bedroom connected to hers, of course. And for those who think her luxury lifestyle isn’t all it’s quacked up to be, she has a duck named Aflac and 10 chickens.
“I always wanted chickens. My parents would never let me have them,” she explained.
Donovan said she makes her bread and butter by modeling “glamorous bikinis, lingerie,” as well as “a lot of requested stuff” from her fans. She invests in her appearance and claimed her makeup collection is worth around $50,000.
“I know I’m living, like, a lot of people’s dream life right now but I work so hard,” she said. “I probably change my clothes at least five times a day.”
Donovan’s shoe collection, she said, is worth $50,000 alone.
Donovan has come a long way since she left her parents’ home in Maryland on her 18th birthday with “no money.” She keeps a Barbie doll as a reminder of her journey.
“I didn’t have a lot of money growing up but it really made me appreciate the value of a dollar,” she said.
She said the first time she started making “good money” was when she began live-streaming. “I started making $600 a day and from there I grew higher and higher and I expanded that up to over $2,000 a day.”
She spends on clothes and fancy cars, yet buying homes is her splurge of choice.
“Investing money into real estate is the best decision I’ve ever made,” she said.
She bought seven houses “starting with no credit, no parents’ help, no help from anybody, just myself,” she explained.
Donovan has a great relationship with her parents, Mary and Vincent, and since she wishes they lived closer, her solution was to surprise them by buying them a luxurious Florida dream home.
She hopes to continue investing in properties.
“I have big plans with investing. I am gonna be getting into commercial real estate. I still pinch myself. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I’m waking up in this Barbie dreamhouse,’ ” she said.
“I didn’t have anyone to guide me. You have to be smart and if you really, really, really want something, I believe you can make it happen.”