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Mia Khalifa Confesses She’s a Huge Admirer of Aussie Footballer Aaron Mooy

When someone asks you, “Who is the best footballer of all time?”who jumps to mind? Is it Pele? Maradona? CR7?

Maybe it’s any one of those three, or another, but I can guarantee you that the name Aaron Mooy isn’t always tossed around with such gravitas.

That is unless you’re Mia Khalifa.

For those of you who don’t know Mia Khalifa (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA), she is the Lebanese model who found fame in adult films back in 2014, when she proudly performed in a hijab, causing huge controversy in her country of birth. The curvaceous coquette now makes her money as one of America’s most beloved sports commentators, and if her Twitter feed is anything to go by, is quite the bon-vivant.

If Mia Khalifa were a Disney movie it’d be Cinderella and well, if the, ahem, shoe fits, then do what you will.

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The formerly #1 PornHub actress, whose commentary features on Complex’s YouTube channel, recently visited the United Kingdom, and found herself sharing her top three footballers of all-time on Arsenal TV. On her list…

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  • David Beckham – no real surprises here (though she didn’t let him get off without making fun of his high-pitched voice).
  • Zinedine Zidane – Mia makes reference to the French Captain’s world cup headbutt, calling it the most interesting thing to happen in football.
  • and last but not least … Australia’s very own Aaron Mooy

Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re huge fans of Aaron Mooy here at Man of Many, too. There’s no doubt that Huddersfield – and the Socceroos for that matter – wouldn’t be the same without him. Khalifa, who is a huge West Ham fan, reveals her admiration for the Aussie footballer, attributing it to his likeness to Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard.

” is like the Kawhi Leonard of football. He acts like him – he’s kind of camera shy, he’s a little goofy but you never see it.”, she confessed during a post-match interview with another commentator who opportunistically grabbed her at the stadium and got her in front of a camera.

Mia Khalifa goes on to name her favorite players in a number of different sports. Despite forgoing a number of obvious choices–leaving MJ and Lebron “out in the dirt”–Mia does give an interesting perspective and in a male-dominated arena of sports commentary, a fresh pair of, erm, eyes, could be exactly what we need.


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Alex de Crespigny
Editorial and Social Coordinator

Alex de Crespigny

Alex is a Sydney-based actor, writer and former editorial coordinator at Man of Many. With extensive experience covering fashion, entertainment and cultural affairs, Alex's helped steer the Man of Many editorial direction for over three years. He holds a Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising) from UNSW and completed a qualification at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 2021. With credits including Netflix's massively successful reboot of ‘Heartbreak High’ (2022), Channel 7’s ‘RFDS’ (2023) and is set to star in  Australia's first Disney+ Show, 'The Last Days of The Space Age'.