The first legal male prostitute has reportedly decided to call it quits after getting fewer than 10 customers over the past three months.
Markus, 25, an ex-Marine, who put the "dude" in prosti-dude, was the first man to be hired by Bobbi Davis to work at her Shady Lady bordello located about 150 miles outside Las Vegas.
But he has now been put on the sidelines in favour of another gigolo in his mid-30s who performs under the name "Y. Not".
Though the Nye County brothel had temporarily stopped servicing women, Davis said she isn't ready to give up on her groundbreaking foray into male prostitution, hoping for a happy ending at some point.
"We're just taking a little break," the New York Post quoted her as telling the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Davis said the new prosti-dude has had about 10 customers of his own before an electrical snafu earlier this week in the bungalow he was using forced the brothel to close.
She hopes to put "Y. Not" back to work by May.
As for Markus, Davis said he's going back to the bump-and-grind, saying that he "went back to do [porn] movies", and that it "was a mutual decision".
Markus made hooker history in January when he became Nevada's first licensed male prostitute, but his brief stint at the Shady Lady was something of a disaster.
Before Davis barred him from any further contact with the media, Markus gave an interview to Details magazine and The Post where he compared himself to civil rights heroine Rosa Parks.
"I'm breaking through sexual segregation," he had said when comparing himself to Parks.