Gigolo No More: Man Quits Nevada Brothel

Markus The Shady Lady Male Prostitute
Ian Daly
America's first legal male prostitute has left a rural Nevada brothel after a two-month stint that generated plenty of attention but fewer than 10 paying customers.

Brothel owner Jim Davis said Friday his Shady Lady Ranch had parted ways with the nation's first prostitute.

A replacement has been hired, but Davis hinted it was possible the 25-year-old Alabama native who worked under the name "Markus" could be back.

The tiny yellow brothel is 150 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

The split was first reported Friday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Markus, who like other sex workers has asked that his real name not be used, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.