Duke University freshman Belle Knox caused quite a buzz when she revealed herself as a porn star. We’re sure you want to know more about this new Internet sensation, so HollywoodLife.com has done all the digging to bring you the scoop on Belle!
Belle Knox, 18, sent the Duke campus into a frenzy when she revealed that she was working as a porn star on the side. But we were even more surprised when she gave up her identity in an emotional, empowering open letter on March 4. There’s still so much the world doesn’t know about Belle (whose real name is Miriam Weeks), so we’ve rounded up five fun facts about her.
Belle Knox: Adult Film Star — 5 Things To Know About The Duke Porn Actress
1. Belle is a women’s studies major at Duke University.
3. Belle makes an average of $1,200 for every porn scene she shoots.
4. While Belle enjoys working as a porn star, she holds her university responsible for leading her down that path. ”If Duke had given me the proper financial resources, I wouldn’t have done porn. They have nobody to blame for the scandal but themselves,” Belle told Playboy SFW.
5. Belle considers herself a much-needed “feminist advocate” for the porn industry. “There are a lot of anti-porn feminists who try to speak out against exploitation in the industry, but we need somebody who can advocate for women while standing up for our right to sexual autonomy. Because so many women absolutely love the porn industry,” she told Playboy.
Belle Knox’s Shocking Piers Morgan Interview: Why She ‘Loves’ Doing PornAfter a classmate uncovered the bare truth about Belle, she opted to publicly reveal her identity in an article titled “I’m the Duke University Freshman Porn Star And For The First Time I’m Telling The Story In My Words,” which she wrote for xoJane.com.
Belle also appeared on Piers Morgan Live to say that she felt empowered by her choice to join the adult film industry.
“We are in a society where we are so repressed, every single day. We’re told that sex is bad,” Belle told Piers. “To be in porn and to be able to be naked and to be able to be free and have that sexual autonomy, it is so incredibly freeing.”
Now that you know more about Belle, what do you think of her, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
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