Duke porn star Belle Knox says she wants to help sex workers after bankrolling law degree with sex

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Belle Knox, 18, is paying her way through Duke University as a porn star, featured in such films as ‘Lick My Lips’ and ‘How Do You Like It?’ She still hopes to get her law degree and perhaps start a foundation to help sex workers.

Belle Knox revealed her identity as the Duke University porn star who is making waves on campus — and becoming quite popularity with the student body.

An 18-year-old Duke University student, suddenly the most popular freshman on campus, is looking for a little more financial aid under the sheets.

Belle Knox, with a dozen skin-flicks under her belt, was back in Los Angeles on Wednesday preparing for another porn casting call. The budding porn star — featured in films like “Lick My Lips” and “How Do You Like It?” — hopes to screw her way all the way to graduation.

“I really enjoy sex, and I’ve always loved watching porn, so it just seemed like I could pay my way through college doing something I really love doing,” Knox, a women’s studies and sociology major, told the Daily News.

Belle Knox says she needed a way to pay for college so she turned to porn.

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Belle Knox says she needed a way to pay for college so she turned to porn.

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Tuition at the North Carolina school runs about $47,000 a year. The petite brunette said her family was supposed to pay for school. When that didn’t work out, she considered taking out loans, but she didn’t want to strap her family with debt. She says she wasn’t eligible for government loans and typical student jobs just didn’t pay enough.

“I didn’t feel like I had a lot of options,” she said.

Getting into porn was a cinch. All she did was send her sizes to a few modeling agencies and she was a hit.

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Getting into porn was a cinch. All she did was send her sizes to a few modeling agencies and she was a hit.

It was November and holiday break was approaching. Then it hit her.

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“I literally just Googled, ‘How to be a porn star.’ It came up with all these modeling agencies, and I literally just sent in my pictures and my height and weight,” she recalled. “I was getting calls literally within days, with people saying they really wanted me.”

Duke University, one of the best university's in the nation, drove at least one student to take up porn to afford it.

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Duke University, one of the best university’s in the nation, drove at least one student to take up porn to afford it.

She hopped a plane to Los Angeles a month later and immediately started her career as “Lauren.”

“Within two days of meeting people here, I was shooting. The first porn I did was absolutely nerve-racking because it was really weird to have a photographer watch me have sex. I was super self-conscious, but then I just got into it,” she said.

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Belle Knox flies from Duke University in North Carolina to Los Angeles often to shoot pornography, an industry she says is often misunderstood.

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Belle Knox flies from Duke University in North Carolina to Los Angeles often to shoot pornography, an industry she says is often misunderstood.

Belle Knox — her porn name — wouldn’t say how much she makes per film, but she has no problems paying her bills. In addition to financial freedom, she’s found comfort within the industry.

“The rhetoric that you hear is that pornography is bad, and it’s degrading to women. So I was almost expecting people to take advantage of me. But the people I met were all sweet, professional people,” she said.

Asked what her family thinks of her new career, Knox declined to answer.

Belle Knox says she loves sex so paying porn was a no-brainer.

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Belle Knox says she loves sex so paying porn was a no-brainer.

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“I’m leaving my family out of this, but they are aware of what I do,” she said.

They still want her to be a lawyer, she conceded, and she has no plan to let them down.

“I want to be a women’s rights or civil rights lawyer. Maybe start a foundation for sex workers,” she said.

Several blogs identified her as Miriam Weeks, the daughter of a doctor in Spokane, Wash. She revealed herself on the website xoJane.com Tuesday after a male friend spilled her secret to members of the Duke fraternity he was pledging.

She has no shame.

“I think it’s hard for people to understand the people who do pornography,” she said. “They’re not always desperate or drug addicted. Some of them really, really enjoy their jobs.

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  1. Of course, she doesn’t seem to realize that men watch porn so they can see sluts shame themselves and that’s why there’s so much slut shaming going on because of this. It isn’t hypocrisy. There’s a big difference between making porn and watching it or doing something in the privacy of our own bedrooms and doing it where it is, essentially, public, since the product is put on the market for everyone to see. Most people are never going to be able to relate to this prostitute and so, they won’t be able to sympathize or want to support her endeavors.

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