By Chris Lingebach

Social media personality Mia Khalifa made her debut appearance on The Sports Junkies Thursday.

Khalifa surged to superstardom with a brief dalliance in the adult entertainment industry, but has since gained notoriety for her staunch support of D.C. sports on social media.

“You guys are making me blush so early in the morning,” she responded to a compliment. “My goodness, thank you!”

“You know what? It has been difficult to be accepted by the mainstream,” she said, when asked about transitioning into a professional sports fan. “And I still don’t think I have fully made that transition.

“But it hasn’t really felt like work, because this is me basically just being myself on the internet. My passions are D.C. sports, D.C. in general and I’m finally finding a way to make a living out of my passion, so it doesn’t feel like work.”

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Asked to name her top-three hottest D.C. athletes, Khalifa named Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky, Redskins safety Su’a Cravens and Wizards star John Wall.

If you’re unfamiliar with her work, she tweets about D.C. sports… often.

She also noted she enjoys watching Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins “lining up under center.”

Khalifa will be appearing at Public Bar — located at 1214 18th St NW — for 106.7 The Fan’s NFL Kickoff Watch Party on Thursday, Sept. 7, which The Fan’s ‘Grant & Danny Show’ are hosting.

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“I know you do a lot of personal appearances,” Eric Bickel said. Khalifa interjected: “Actually, I don’t do personal appearances. This will be my first one.”

“And I’m only doing it because I love you guys and I love D.C.,” she added. “Like, I would not have done this for anyone else.”

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