A former escort who runs a luxury escort agency says her clientele of wealthy men is growing because of the increasing popularity of escorts in her city of Portland, Oregon.
Jessica M. Levesque, the owner of the luxury escort company, Salsa Lux, said the city of Seattle has a long history of escorting, but it has also experienced a surge in escorting in recent years.
It is the second-largest escort agency in the United States, according to the Polaris Agency, which tracks the industry.
Leveque said she had a handful of escort clients in Seattle when she opened up her first agency in 2012.
They came from around the world, and one man even had a child in tow.
Now she has more than 2,000 clients.
“I’ve got a clientele in Portland that is more diverse than the people that I started with, and they’re coming in more and more,” Levesquesque said.
“You can have the people who know how to do everything, you can have people who have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ve got people who want to be successful.
There are some that are just really, really, super competitive.
They are just so ambitious, and I think it’s helped the industry grow.”
Salsa Lux specializes in upscale escort services that have a high-end clientele, including celebrities, high-ranking officials and other high-profile clients.
The company offers a wide range of services, from home visits to chauffeur service, and Levesquesque said many clients have a variety of income levels.
Some of those income levels include living in Portland, living in the city, renting a condo, or renting a car.
She said she does not have an official definition of “wealthy,” but said her clients are not just wealthy.
They come to the agency because they want to do it for themselves, and there are a lot of people that are very well-off and they really enjoy the experience.
The clientele has changed in the last year or two, she said.
There’s more of an emphasis on being really good to the client, she added.
“It’s a great opportunity to see who you are as a person, not as a piece of clothing,” she said, laughing.
“You’re going to get to see yourself as a better person.”
The clientele is growing.
I think the business is growing, too,” she added, noting that the city has a high rate of new immigrants, as well as those who have children.