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Exclusive- Interview With Wankus (Wayne)- He Has a Ministry Called “Porn to Pure”

Wankus/Wayne was a fixture in the adult industry for 8 years, doing radio, web & live broadcasts. He was a MC of sorts, a comedian, a PR guy, and on air radio personality. He’s known for being a funny character and an adept interviewer. He almost married Tyler Faith and the two had a production company together where he wrote, shot, edited and appeared in many of her films.


So Mr Artist Formerly Known as Wankus  ?



I have missed you around here in the porn world, but I’m hearing you have a much happier life now in the religious world.

Well, I’ve missed you too Cindi. You were always very sweet to me, my friends and my family. You were also always fair to me in press coverage. You are one of the few solid peeps in this world that really does stand behind who they say they are with excellence.

In answer to your question, yes, I’m very happy, but not because of anything religious. “Religion” is defined more as a ritual. It’s a group of people that believe their own man-made version of who GOD is and how they must worship Him. Frankly, it’s usually inspired by someone who is trying to fit GOD into their own doctrine or agenda.

I found peace and fulfillment unlike ever before because I entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  I found out that He was real, that He was the only Truth and that He Loved me–even where I was.  He proved to me countless times that all He wanted for me was to bless me and have an interactive relationship with me. Yes…interactive. More on that later.

Next is going to be a list of questions for you. I’m asking you over email because I  want to make sure your answers are printed exactly as you want them to be.

I’m going to start with the trouble at the end of your porn career and go on until today. You can answer what you feel comfortable doing. Of course I hope you answer them all because I’d like a clear picture of what you have been through, and where you are now.

In the interest of full disclosure, Wankus, who will now be called Wayne and I have been friends for many years. The last time I saw him was when he & his girlfriend Tyler Faith came to my house for dinner and a photoshoot quite a few years ago. Wayne and I kept in touch the entire time he was involved in the adult industry, and have sent a few emails back and forth since he left.

Being in the industry wasn’t all bad, was it Wayne?
(Laughing) Honestly Cindy, being in the adult industry in any capacity is probably one of the worst things a person can do. It starts out fun for pretty much everyone. Well, everyone except maybe that 18 year girl fresh out of high school that thought she was going to a modeling interview and then ended up bent over a desk practically against her will. Anyway, even though most people can say they enjoyed their early days or they can try to justify what they’re doing when they get involved in this business, it doesn’t mean it’s a good thing by any means.

When I was there, I defended my choices hands down in that world, but the truth of the matter is, it was swallowing me up and turning me into a monster. And it wasn’t just me. I was in the game long enough to watch it happen to dozens of people, from talent to crew to journalists. There’s nothing natural about the business. It’s dark, it’s degrading and it’s infested with and fueled by people that made one bad choice after another, justifying it and moving on, pushing their true pains and issues under a mattress and making even worse choices the next time around. I was one of them.

Do you have some fond memories from your career at Ksex?  What is your favorite one?

There were a lot of good times at KSEXradio. Most of them early days and believe it or not, most of them were not sex-themed. In the early days, we all stayed late every night and hung out, like family. We’d all sit around a case of beer and just laugh about life. Before the company changed hands, that place was probably one of the most fun places to be as a talent working there or even as a visitor. The family fun atmosphere was why all the big stars would come work for little money or appear for free…they knew they would get a quality interview, laugh all night and be treated respectfully (outside of my shtick).

Do you keep in touch with friends from the industry?

A few. I live a completely different lifestyle now, one that moves in the opposite direction of many of my friends still in the game. Aside from generic “how ya doins”, I don’t really have get-togethers because I don’t participate in the same activities, views and beliefs anymore. I don’t judge anyone for their choices, I certainly made enough bad ones in my life, but I do choose now to put Christ first. By doing so, there are things in life that directly conflict with living Holy.

Am I perfect? Absolutely not. But being a Christian means that you are trying to be “Christ-like” in all that you do. Walking in Love, Patience, Peace, Forgiveness and Purity. It’s not a bunch and rules and regulations like many “religious” Christians push worldwide. You don’t earn your way to heaven or get left out because you not obeying the 10 commandments.  It’s just about striving to be like Him.

If you’re really spending time with GOD, getting to know Him in His Word (Bible) and in prayer, the Spirit of GOD  will guide you, heal you, cleanse you and supernaturally eliminate things from your life that aren’t of GOD. I know it sounds crazy, especially coming from me, but I learned this from first hand experience.

Many industry friends were very happy about my transformation. In fact, a bunch have come to my church to see for themselves what was powerful enough to humble crazy Wankus. In fact, about 40 XXX peers came over the last couple of years and of those, about a dozen of them went to the altar and gave their hearts to Christ. Many of those never looked back and left the porn industry altogether, praise GOD.


I know the last year or so when RudeTV (what Ksex kind of morphed into) was hell for you.

I met the owners of RudeTV when I first got into the business at an Internext in Miami. They loved KSEX and were very cool to me. At that time they owned a webcam company that was one of the leaders in the game and we did some cross promotions over the years. When that whole KSEX fiasco happened, they contacted me and asked me to start RudeTV with them and I wasn’t really into it. I was having a lot of problems with Tyler and was really contemplating leaving this town and going back into mainstream radio in some-other-city USA just to kinda get back to where I was before the adult business.

After getting involved in a bunch of projects, I decided to stay and give RudeTV a shot. I contacted them and we put it together. I didn’t have my heart in this one. First of all, I really didn’t wanna stay in the biz anymore. I was kind of fed up with the reality of it and starting to get disgusted with my own involvement. Then my new leaders at RudeTV were very insistent about having talent and guests naked and having sex at all times, every show. I informed them on countless occasions that we couldn’t ask our talent, some of them big stars, to have sex on camera for the $25 an hour pay we were giving most of them. And we definitely can’t expect the guests to do it for free. They pushed. I pushed back. They pushed. I pushed back. And finally, they agreed to offer decent money for expected sex acts and they also agreed to back off on their pushy desires for the guests. I explained to them that what made KSEX so special was that we made everyone feel so comfortable. We never had to ask them to do sex acts…most guests just wanted to because they were having so much fun.

So, generally, RudeTV ran pretty well like that but the vibe was different. The theme at RudeTV was more “raunchy” and crazy, where KSEX was more “naughty” and fly on the wall stuff.

Sorry I’ve rambled here, I just want to make sure I clear up confusion usually stemmed from gossip.

So, all that said, let me tell you why the last year at RudeTV was hell….or at least the last 6 months anyway…

Because I was promoting, producing and performing material and content that was not lining up with who I was transforming into as a Christian.

You & Tyler broke up. Why did you break up?
The long detailed account of why we broke up you’re going to have to wait for the book. But the general answer is pretty obvious. She’s a porn star!

How can anyone ever expect to have any properly functioning romantic relationship with someone that is having sex with other men and women for a living? It doesn’t matter if it was Tyler or any other porn star, it doesn’t work. And if it does, it’s because the other person is probably having relationships with other parties, as well, and you don’t have to be a genius to see how that won’t last very long either.

Spiritual or not, sharing the most intimate parts of the love of your life with other people may satisfy some freaky malfunction in your flesh….but it’s a slow suicide on your soul.  

Are you & Tyler in touch now?
Not really. She moved back to Boston. I am currently in an awesome relationship with an incredible woman that I met at my church. She has actually met Tyler, in fact we took her to a really cool Christian play a while back. Everyone got along just fine but all that being said, I have a new life with someone who knows every detail about my crazy past and loves me anyway, with only 1 condition. That my past indeed remains my past.

Staying in touch with someone that shared many dirty trenches with me when I was at my worst is not very respectful to my current relationship.

There were so many rumors when you left RudeTV that it was because of a drug problem. Can you tell us now if that was true or not? And what did happen with Rude TV?
I left RudeTV because I got rescued, saved and delivered by GOD—period. It made no sense to be there anymore. I walked away from a close to 6 figure gig because it completely contradicted everything else that was happening in my life. RudeTV was pissed that I left, they didn’t want to lose me.

 Did I have a “drug problem”?

I had multiple problems going for me. I had so many things built up inside me from the choices I was making, from the people I was hanging around and the moral self-destruction that I did to myself and witnessed with others, that I was using all kinds of things to fill my pains.

I was drinking more, I was getting more irresponsibly promiscuous and yes, after saying “no to drugs” for over 35 years, I had a season where I experimented with recreational drugs. It’s funny because it entered my life for a brief moment, yet since I presented myself publicly ‘messed up’ on a few occasions, people blew it up like I was an addict. Regardless, yes I was using drugs in those last few years in my porn career.

I was a mess, there’s no doubt. But that mess didn’t have one label, like “drugs”. That mess was attributed to being disgusted with myself and the lifestyle I developed for myself. Throw in angry, depressed, frustrated and even in somewhat of a mid-life crisis. Oh yeah, here’s a guy about halfway through his life that had it going on in his mainstream career, successful on so many professional levels with incredible accolades, yet now stuck in an evil world knowing he shouldn’t be there, but almost trapped in his own mess.

I had so much inner turmoil that I was trying to fill myself up with all kinds of stuff to make myself feel better about my life. Sound familiar? Most of the people in porn, especially performers, struggle with the very same thing. Are drugs popular in porn because they all just like to party? No sir my friend. It’s because they are trying to mask what they know to be wrong. Decisions and acts that don’t line up with what they were created for.  Then after a moment of lustful satisfaction in their flesh, they spend years trying to fill the hole in their souls.

It’s not just the porn world. Everyone has internal damages from the ugly things this world slams us with throughout our lifetime.
Everyday people who aren’t in porn try to mask their pains also.

 It could be as simple as chewing their nails or biting their cuticles. However, when the pain inside of humans become more severe, they inherently mask their pain with more serious fillers like alcohol, drugs and sex. And when it gets real bad, like in the case of most porn stars, and even in my case those last few years, you start filling the voids with multiple masking agents. When it gets to this level, it takes larger doses of those vices to continue to get you through your own private hell.

The next thing you know you’re a complete mess. And this is a place countless people in the adult industry arrive to. A place that I arrived at. And once you get to this place, there’s really only two likely endings to the story:

1—A Rescue, or

2—Dead.

I thank GOD for the rescue because I just know it in my spirit that I was flirting with death. Driving drunk all the time, doing drugs with some very bad characters, having sex with multiple partners that I barely knew, most of the time unprotected.

I was face down in a puddle of my own filth.  With the things I witnessed, the things I inspired and the things I participated in, I had built up so many pains and woes inside of me that the loud and obnoxious character that I created for a shtick, started becoming a real person.

What finally happened that made you say, I have to get out of this business?
I was at the AVN awards a few years back and I was hired to go shoot interviews on the red carpet. Pretty much a typical Vegas trip for me every year. However, when I arrived on this particular year, I didn’t feel right. I was really uncomfortable in my own skin. I was completely sober the whole trip and really wasn’t in that whole “party” mood that everyone usually gets in every January in Sin City.

I remember walking down the halls at the Venetian on my way to do an interview with someone when a young porn star ran up to me all excited. She knew me from recently being on my show. She was excited to see me and couldn’t contain herself as she exclaimed, “Wankus! I’m so happy! I just did my first interracial gang bang!”

This girl was barely 18 and fresh out of high school. She looked like she was 15 and her joy over her recent achievement made me physically sick.

I have seen it all in the porn business. Things that were way more over the top then someone bragging about her porn scene, but this time, the reality of what this poor girl allowed to happen to her, stabbed me like a knife.

The whole rest of the weekend, I saw the industry, my peers, the companies and my career through a whole new set of eyes. After all those years of being an active participant, loud mouth perverted and twisted comedienne, in one moment, I knew I needed to get out.

So, I actually blew off the Awards Show (the event I was paid to cover) and I drove straight back to Los Angeles with one thing on my mind, “I gotta get back to that church I went to six months ago.” (More on that later)

After that you just sort of disappeared off the radar. Where did you go?

I started going to In His Presence Church in Woodland Hills, California. I was drawn there and while there, GOD healed me, cleansed me and is continually transforming me. I felt his presence the first time I went but like all of us who use ourselves as our own idols, I fought it. I actually continued to fight it, even when I was discovering it’s validity.

I would attend services with Gauge a lot, as she had also been saved and GOD was doing a good work in her. (Laughs) The poor girl had to deal with my disbelief as I would argue with her about stuff in the bible. There were things in my life that didn’t line up with GOD’s Word and it got me a little defensive. Okay, a lotta defensive!  There was a fight going on inside me, as it does in all of us when we know we need to change.

How did you end up in church?
I give this testimony at my church all the time because it’s just absolutely amazing.

I was sitting on my bathroom floor, high on ecstasy with a well known peer in the business and we started talking about GOD and going to church. I told her that if I was ever going to go to church again it would have to be one of those “black” churches where they play funky music and dance and have fun. The girl I was with said, “you need to go to my sister’s church…it’s fun and funky like that!”

So we both went to the next service. I walked in with all kinds of attitude but within minutes, my hands went up (submitting to GOD) and I was singing the songs lyrically provided on the big screens. The place was incredible. The band rocked and I couldn’t believe how good I felt.  Sober.

I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the Holy Spirit all over me, loving on me and making me feel a way that I never felt before. It was amazing.

Then the pastors came out to speak and they talked like no other “church people” I ever heard. They were real, down to earth, spoke truthfully about their past with drugs and crazy lifestyles. I was blown away.

I still went back to my old lifestyle and career but a seed was planted and as you read earlier, I returned 6 months later.

What  happened to change your path in life?
(Answered already)


What do you believe God has done for you?

GOD pulled me out of my mess and turned it into a message. I was face down in a puddle of my own filth and he grabbed me by the back of my head, pulled me out of that infested swamp and said, “Hey son, I got a different plan for you!”

Before the porn industry, I have a very impressive resume. I’ve done just about everything I set out to do at a professional level and with great success. But it was all about me and the only motivation that kept me going was ego or selfish motives.

When I made that weird left turn into the porn business and gradually started sinking deeper and deeper, GOD knew His plan for me and as you can see, He has already begun a good work in me. A destiny that He is faithful to complete.

Today I have a ministry called “Porn to Pure”. It’s in the beginning stages but already I’ve led many people in the porn biz to Christ. I’m also counseling dozens who struggle with porn addiction, drug users, gang members and people who have been abused. I’m also in the middle of writing a book with the same title, “Porn to Pure”. I really think it will be a helpful guide for anyone who finds themselves in a place that they know has them disconnected from GOD and living a life that they weren’t designed to live.

The book provides evidence that GOD will meet you right where you are and help you if you open your heart to Him. I have been where the people in the porn community are. I’ve lived what porn offers as it’s best benefits and also lived the worst. That said, there’s nothing in that business or anywhere else the world has to offer, that even compares to one moment in the presence of our Maker. It’s indescribable. And I spent a lifetime thinking it was a fairy tale.

I was wrong.

What are you doing for work these days?
I sell insurance believe it or not. (Laughs) I also do a lot of side work producing video for companies and private clients. Nothing like the videos I used to produce however. ? I also do some voice work like the old days.

What are you doing for fun?
I spend a lotta time at church, between 2 and 5 days a week. I recently graduated from Ministry School and I spend a lot of time with GOD in prayer and reading His Word. I sing on an awesome Praise & Worship Team. I volunteer and serve at many of the functions at my church and in other ministries as well.

My Friday nights now consist of feeding the homeless and the rest of my free time usually has me hangin with my girl and her awesome family.

Do you have a girlfriend?
(Already Answered)

What message do you want to give people (and your old friends) in the porn industry?
First of all, I want to announce something that I tell Christians all the time. Some of the most incredible people I ever knew, I met in the adult industry. Unfortunately, some of the worse people I ever met came from that business as well.

My point is, people are people. There’s some real scumbags in lovely foo foo industries as well. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living, you were created for a purpose, and like it or not, GOD has a great plan for your life.

To the peeps in the biz:

You’re not stuck there. I know many of you feel like you are because you don’t think you have any other skills or you won’t be able to pay your bills or whatnot, but I’m here to tell you not to believe those lies that the enemy puts in your head. I’m also here to tell you that there’s healing in Jesus–complete restoration and wholeness.

I was a soldier in the Devil’s Army. But in one moment of faith, I become a warrior for GOD.

I am a new man in Christ, old things have passed away. Yes, I did all the things I did and said all the things I said, but my past with GOD has not only been forgiven, it’s been forgotten. He has set me free and delivered me and he’ll do the same for you.

It makes no difference to GOD if you’re straight or gay or enjoy gang bangs or trannys. It don’t matter to GOD if you do drugs or drink too much, or even if you’ve intentionally hurt people in the past. GOD loves you exactly where you are and if you open your heart to Him, he’ll heal all of your pains and do a good work in your too. He’ll enrich your life with so much “life” and joy that you’ll walk away from all of those things you’re doing that aren’t Holy. It’s the best gift anyone could ever receive and I can attest to it from personal experience.

To the fans: Some of you loved me. Some of you hated me. And the ones who hated me, I completely understand–my character was designed to be a complete jerk! If I offended any of you by my shtick, I’m truly sorry. The people who worked with me knew me differently, which is why I had great success getting the big stars involved in my projects. But in fairness, in the final years, I starting to become my character, off camera. The angry crazy foul mouth antagonizer started becoming real.

Again, I apologize if I said anything hurtful to anyone reading this. The pain that was inside of me was starting to boil over and it splashed on a few undeservingly.

Regardless, I want to extend the same invitation to you that I did to my peers above. Whatever you struggle with, whether it be porn addiction, eating disorder, smoking, whatever….throw it to Christ. Reach out to Him right now with your heart and He will show up in your life and give the strength to overcome anything this evil world throws at you.

A relationship with GOD doesn’t work with your “head”. It comes from your “heart”. Once your heart is right and you become Born Again, you’ll get it. You’ll see it clearly and your faith will be undeniable. GOD installs confirmation of this inside of you. You just know it. But if you just research the things of GOD, you can learn about Him but never really believe it because you sought Him with your mind. This is why many genius level people have read the bible or learned this Truth and still don’t believe it. They are all “mind” in their quest for the Truth. Sometimes people can be too smart for their own good. We need to get out of our own way and seek GOD with all our hearts. When we do that…we find Him.

Why do people on death row or homeless or strung out or starving in 3rd world countries frequently claim to have had a Divine Transformation?

Most likely this is because there was no distractions between them and GOD. Their 15 minutes of fame was up and they were able to put their hearts in a place to receive Him.

The Kingdom of Heaven, the Bible and all the mysteries of GOD are spiritually discerned.  Once you activate the gift by making Jesus your Lord & Savior, you are baptized in the Holy Spirit and not only will you see for yourself what I’m talking about, but miracles begin to happen in your life.

Don’t believe me? Think I’m nuts? Prove me wrong…

Confess the following prayer to GOD from your heart, say, “Jesus. I believe that you died on a cross to pay for my sins. Yesterdays, today’s and forever. I believe that you rose from the dead and are alive today in Heaven at the right side of the Father. Forgive me of my sins as I forgive anyone who has ever sinned against me. And baptize me in your Holy Spirit Lord. I receive it by faith and I am now born again. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.”

If you just said that prayer and meant it from your heart, you have just guaranteed yourself a welcome entry into Heaven. You also have begun an incredible journey that literally has saved your life.

If anyone in the Los Angeles area wants to meet GOD for yourself, you’re welcome to In His Presence Church, 21300 Califa Street, Woodland Hills, CA. They have services on Wednesday nights at 7pm or Sundays at 9a–11a–1p.

Make sure you grab me and say hello. Would love to see you! I pray that every pair of eyes that read this interviews gets to know the Lord as I do and seeks Him so that they may receive all the promises of Heaven.

Thank you for the interview Sweetheart. Love you! xo, Cindi
Love you Cindi. Really appreciate the interview. Praying for health and happiness for you and the family! God bless!  PornToPure.com

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