Reno Strikes Gold

By Shane Gallagher


25-year-old model Reno Gold was raised most of his life in Reno, Nevada. Hence his stage name. Gold was added because he mistakenly thought Nevada was the gold state. He would later learn it’s actually the silver state.


While gogo-ing and stripping at area clubs, he learned how guys were flocking to a new website called Onlyfans. He followed their lead and created his own page. It was slow to take off but as he focused on quality and consistency with content, he saw his earnings grow. The page really blew up when he started cross promoting on YouTube and marketing his personality just as much as he was his body.

Today he makes close to $100,000 a month -- recently surpassing the one-million-dollar mark – and has over 6,000 online boyfriends from around the world. “It’s a lot of work maintaining all of these relationships and keeping everyone satisfied,” he laughs. “At first, money was the main motivator for my work, but now I want to go down in history as the best content creator in the second golden era of porn!” 


We spoke with Reno Gold from his home in Miami.


Shane Gallagher: What is like running one of the most popular pages on OnlyFans?


Reno Gold: The best part is being able to connect with fans all over the world. I message my fans daily so I’m never lonely. I also get to be creative and direct all my own scenes. The worst part would probably be that most people don’t understand my work. I created a YouTube channel to fight the stigma surrounding sex work.


SG: How does being so public impact your dating life?


RG: I’m not dating and not really looking to date, so, I’m not sure. 


SG: When you are looking, what do you seek for in guy?


RG: I look for someone who’s silly and doesn’t take themselves too seriously. I find it attractive when someone is well educated and driven. Physically, I like someone who’s in shape and active. 


SG: What is something fans would be surprised to know about you?


RG: I think fans would be surprised to know how much they’ve actually changed my life with their support.


SG: Are you superstitious?


RG: I’m a big believer in the law of attraction and how what you put out in the universe, you receive back.


SG: Do you have a secret talent?


RG: I can suck my own d*ck but I guess that’s not much of a secret anymore. I’m an artist! I do surrealism, mainly in charcoal.


SG: What would a film of your life be called, and who would star as you in it?


RG: Gold Digger: The Musical, starring James Franco.


SG: What makes you smile?


RG: Finishing a video project.


SG: What makes you angry?


RG: People who think they are better than others.


SG: Who are your heroes?


RG: My heroes would definitely be my family. I’m so close to both my parents and sisters.


SG: You find a magic genie bottle. What are your three wishes?


RG: To eliminate pollution, end corruption and I’d love to be given more time in a day! Just some small wishes.


SG: Which celebrity would you most like to slide into your DMs?


RG: I’d love for Audrey Plaza to message me. I think she’s so funny.


SG: You’re about to be hit by a truck (sorry). What flashes before your eyes?


RG: Too. Many. D*cks.


SG: What does your gravestone read?

RG: Here lies the pinkest hole and largest pole.


SG: What is the biggest misconception about Reno Gold that you would like to clear up now?


RG: The biggest misconception is that I’m in it for the money. I literally can’t imagine doing anything else. I love being able to be creative every day and to give back to my community.


For more follow Reno on Instagram @reno_gold