London: Porn star Sunny Leone, who entered the Bigg Boss house recently, has claimed that she discovered she was bisexual when she was 18, but says she prefers men.
The entry of an X-rated star has made season five of Bigg Boss its most controversial season ever.
Leone, now a citizen of US, was born in Canada as Karen Malhotra on May 13, 1981 to Sikh parents.
She was sent to a Catholic school because her parents thought a public school would be unsafe for her.
By the time she was 14 her family had moved from Canada, to Fort Gratiot in Michigan before finally settling in Lake Forest, California, the Mirror reported.
Leone was training to be a paediatric nurse in Orange County when she was introduced to agent John Stevens by an exotic dancer friend.
He, in turn, introduced her to Jay Allen, a photographer for lad’s mag Penthouse, in fact the second half of her porn name ‘Leone’ was chosen by Bob Guccione, the former owner of Penthouse magazine.
She moved into hardcore pornography in 2005 when she signed a three-year contract with Vivid Entertainment.
Her first film was entitled Sunny and her second film, Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone, won her an AVN adult industry award.
Despite her chosen field being far from family-friendly, Leone, who presently lives in Hollywood, hopes to retire one day, get married and start a family.