STUART, FL (CNN/WPEC) -- A Florida teacher is out of a job after pictures of her modeling sexy lingerie were discovered online.
To her students she was Olivia, their English teacher. They had no idea she was also a part time model on the internet posing in sexy swimwear and lingerie.
She knew if the school found out she'd lose her teaching job. She says, "I knew it was either a matter of time. I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier actually. I started modeling mid-February."
She modeled on the internet using the name Victoria James. She says the photos are revealing but tasteful. She says, "Because it was a way for me to make ends meet without doing anything I believe to be unethical."
She says she can make the same money modeling in one weekend that it takes two weeks to make as a teacher. She says, "Everybody has to do what they have to do to make themselves happy. In order, you know, everybody has a choice. I don't live for the Martin County School Board, I live for me."
Victoria wants to pursue modeling full time and she says she knew she might lose her teaching job at Martin County High School if anybody found out that she was modeling in skimpy outfits. She says, "If I was doing pornography, or I was a webcam girl, or I was taking explicit erotic photographs, yes I think I should be terminated immediately."
Victoria, a divorced mother of two small children, says she was a good teacher and a good role model to her students. Does she think she could be an effective teacher around high school aged boys and have pictures like that of herself on the internet? She says, "You know I'm not sure because I mean they saw me every day in real life. Okay so, I mean my students have seen me at the beach in bathing suits. I still teach them effectively. I've never had a problem with a student."