Belle Knox, Duke College Freshman porn star gave away full scholarship.

Belle Knox, Duke College Freshman porn star gave away full scholarship.

Belle Knox chose to forgo a full scholarship at Vanderbilt so she could pursue Duke, which according to her, it if wasn’t for the prohibitive cost would not have pursued porn

In a shocking revelation, Duke College freshman porn actress, real name Miriam Weeks,  has admitted that she turned down an opportunity to attend Vanderbilt University on full scholarship, choosing instead to attend Duke University.

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Tells Belle Knox via realcleareducation: ‘I was offered scholarships at a lot of places. I was offered full tuition at Vanderbilt, for example, and was accepted into USC, Wellesley, Barnard, Pepperdine, some others.’

The actress who goes under her stage name Belle Knox goes on to tell that attending Duke college presented a ‘spiritual’ awakening. Nevertheless that awakening would cost $60K a year, money she didn’t have, nor her family already saddled with the cost of paying for other sibling’s education.

Asks the site What about financial aid? Did you apply for any grants or scholarships?

Responds Belle Knox:

I have siblings in college, who are being supported by my parents, and my parents are paying $1,000 a month just for their own student loans and my dad graduated 20 years ago. One of my parents is recently unemployed. I was offered $13,000 in financial aid. That wasn’t enough — that’s $47,000 still unaccounted for.

People have this perception that if you cannot pay for college, financial aid will take care of you, and that perception is wrong. If you are very low income, you can get a full ride to Duke, no problem. If you are middle or upper-middle class, you will get screwed in the process.

But here’s where things get interesting:

Would you still do porn if Duke cost less?

No. If Duke had given me sufficient financial aid, if they had given me the proper resources and made college affordable for my family, I would not have done porn. I would’ve just gotten through college and been fine. The financial burden that Duke put on me was absolutely enormous and insurmountable with the resources that I had.

Which is to say it was the cost of an exorbitant school which forced the young woman to choose the craft of pornography. A craft that she has come to openly admit that she enjoys and relishes. Yet still insists it is not a craft she would have openly pursued had it not been for the high costs of college and the lack of resources.

Asked:  Why do you say porn is less demeaning than a service job?

Go to the mall and talk to somebody who works at a hot dog stand and ask them about their job. They go to work at 9 a.m., work until 6 p.m., maybe get two five-minute breaks in the day, make $6.25 an hour before taxes, and they’re on their feet all day. They’re working in conditions that are physically and mentally draining. So they’re making maybe $100 a day before taxes for doing 9 hours of hard physical work. You look at that and look at what I’m doing, making $1,000 for two hours doing what I really love doing, which for me is not degrading and is something I feel safe in, you tell me which industry is demeaning?

Belle Knox may have valid points, but what is intriguing is why she chose to do porn anyway if she openly admits to not having pursued it had the cost at Duke not been prohibitive, notwithstanding the fact that she was also offered other schools with scholarships as well , which would have preempted her having to pursue porn.  Which is to suggest, perhaps Belle Knox used the guise of hefty student loans as a recourse pursue porn, not necessarily because she had no choice?

Belle Knox, Duke College Freshman porn star gave away full scholarship.

And then there was this passage that made me wonder.

Reflected a variety of commentators:

 

What a sad commentary on the present state of the current college-age generation, higher education, “spirituality,” morality, and American society in general. When it becomes an acceptable alternative for a “women’s studies” major to work her way through Duke University working as a pornographic movie actress, we as a society have reached a new low point.

 

You consider that unacceptable but she realizes that working at menial jobs is the real exploitation. She is going where the Market leads her. I personally would have taken the scholarship to Vanderbilt, but she gets to choose for herself.

 

Brickman, clearly you are part of a different generation, with different attitudes. Many of us were raised to believe that there is a dignity in work, whether physical or otherwise, and that anyone who supports themselves is deserving of your respect. Work is not exploitation, even if you work at the food court at the mall. On the other hand, selling your body and performing sex acts for money demeans your dignity and reduces the deeply personal and emotional act of sex to a commodity. Almost by definition, an 18-year-old girl working in the porn industry is “exploited.”

BTW, if “Lauren” really turned down a full scholarship to Vanderbilt so that she could attend Duke, where she is only receiving partial financial aid, she is clearly not as smart as she thinks and was in dire need of sound parental guidance. Turning down a full scholarship to Vanderbilt so she could attend Duke while working as a porn actress is an even more foolish “choice.” One can only imagine how her parents will react.

 

I think she made a poor choice not taking Vanderbilt, but I kind of admire someone doing what’s necessary to pursue her dream while not hurting other people. Shouldn’t we be condemning people who climb to success by harming others?

 

She harmed herself. It’s not society’s fault; she let herself down. Liberals always want to blame someone else and get them to pay for it. Bus tables and go to night school – you’ll have something at the end of it there is no price for: self-respect.

  • Jay_D_Kaputski

    This girl is fucked up, literally and otherwise. She did something naughty, stupidly thinking it was easy money and no one would know. Then when the shit hit the fan, she started to babble and kept digging. If it costs $60,000 a year to attend Duke, then it gets dumber and dumber for her. It doesn’t matter what eduction and what degrees she gets from where, she is done, finished, kaput before she even starts a career.

  • davessworks

    As a Duke alumnus I’d welcome Duke tossing her out.

  • Gordo Granudo

    A porn past is indeed “Joe Job” career poison. A lot of former porn starlets from the early-mid 00’s- who had their personal dox dumped when the (suspected) AIM database was released- are learning some hard lessons about what Google means to your ability to maintain a secret, second identity. Still, with all that said, slowly but surely, I think we’re entering an era where people realize people are just people and porn, an online mugshot, whatever, isn’t exactly the end of the world, profession depending. Large businesses tend to be governed by rigid and mindless ‘blanket policies’ about stuff like this but I think people would be surprised how few f**ks are given among smaller business owners, especially if the applicant is legit talented and their skills are in demand. Homegirl gets fluent in coding Python, she could have a decade of scat porn in her background, she’d still work as much as she wanted… but yeah. If you plan on being a teacher, don’t do porn. Duh.

  • kookykev312

    Shes promoting her porn is all.Its american at least,mention reputable schools,maybe a reference to apple or google in some obscure way.Its marketing

  • bluedevilz

    She did not “give” her scholarship away. That title is misleading. It was not full ride. Do you really think Duke would give her far less financial aid compared to Vanderbilt? Yes, it is a slightly more respected school, which is why I am assuming she wanted to go there, but check out their similarities http://colleges.findthebest.com/compare/3053-4063/Duke-University-DU-vs-Vanderbilt-University-VU This leads to a question of what school sounded better on paper, and that would be Duke.
    I am willing to believe Vanderbilt gave her a higher merit scholarship, but not a huge enough difference to force her to become a porn star and expose herself in order to get publicity and attend Duke.

  • Harper

    I was on board until the last paragraph. Fuck this for bringing politics into the discussion. She stated that she’s a “college Republican” with libertarian leanings. You should focus on this story instead of trying to make generalization with shitty, inaccurate information.

  • Blender

    So she had a desire to go to Duke and didn’t want to go somewhere else, choosing a college that is right for you sometimes can trump the financial burden, it might not seem like the right decision because you are turning down money but happiness in college is a very important thing that money can’t buy. The problem that I have is that as far as I can tell, she would have to do over 45 porn scenes to pay for one year, notwithstanding the fact that that would take away all of her study time, as far as I can tell she’s only made 3 so far and 1 of those 3 is based on the premise of her being an abused feminist who is spit on and slapped for the majority of the video, not exactly the most educated choice in such as a large and accepting industry.

  • Blender

    Why? I’m sure that Duke has had the same number of graduates go into porn as any other college. If the goal of a college is to enable it’s students to get long term careers, then she’s already ahead of the game in a business that makes an incredibly large profit, albeit very little goes to the actresses, but at a rate of $500 an hour she’s technically more successful than the vast majority of current and former Duke students.

  • Joe

    Her parents must be so proud!

  • http://www.federaleagent86.blogspot.com/ Federale

    Sounds like she went to Duke for a reason. The reason being the party atmosphere where she could meet rich boys and have a good time. Look at all her other college applications, USC, Pepperdine, etc. All expensive private schools. Perhaps a serious mental illness is exhibiting itself. Cognative dissonance is generally a precursor to a break down. It is clear she really wanted to be outed and humiliated for doing a job she says is not humilitating.

  • Oral Roberts

    The definition of hypocrisy:

    “Many of us were raised to believe that there is a dignity in work, whether physical or otherwise, and that anyone who supports themselves is deserving of your respect. Work is not exploitation, even if you work at the food court at the mall. On the other hand, selling your body and performing sex acts for money demeans your dignity and….”

    Performing sex acts for money is work, and therefore must give dignity, yet the person says it demeans their dignity. This girl is obviously supporting herself, so she deserves your respect, yet you seek only to tear her down.

    This girl had the life she wanted to live, and now everyone who doesn’t approve of her lifestyle is trying to destroy it. Who is she hurting? No one. Who’s hurting her? People she’s never met, and never harmed, and would never do to her what they’re trying to do to her had she not been “outed”. How would you like it if, some day, someone randomly chose to try and destroy everything you love about your life for no real reason at all?

    Also:

    “Bus tables and go to night school – you’ll have something at the end of it there is no price for: self-respect.”
    She’s already made it clear, she has self-respect. She doesn’t have the respect of people who want to harm her because she’s doing something they don’t approve of. And who cares about that?

  • uberperv

    This whore has heavy damage. The cutter scars on her leg are disturbing. Makes her even hotter.

  • Imjustme

    People blew this out of proportion. What she does with her body is her choice, but they took it back to high school with the bullying and stuff if u don’t like it don’t be a part of it, don’t watch it, go about your life learn something instead of sitting around harassing some girl who does something that you don’t agree with. did she personally ask you people for opinions? I’m guessing not…. does it affect your life in anyway? No. Probably not .. so instead of all this, move on because evidently you guys aren’t perfect neither …. how many women strip to put themselves through school

  • yup

    Parent must br proud =)

  • Kelly Bay

    Let her be a porn star! Trust me, she enjoys the wild attention. And yes people should judge her for this. At the end of the day, she enjoys letting strange men fuck her for money and she wants everyone around the globe to see her in the act. It makes her high or she says its liberating. Thats how she chooses to define herself. Go Mirriam.

  • ShlomoShunn

    > “what she does with her body is her choice”

    And how people react to her is THEIR choice.

    > “sitting around harassing some girl”

    Wait: I thought she was a strong, fierce feminist.

    Fembots want to redefine porn but keep out-of-date concepts like “harassing”? What is Miriam, 2 years old? She made a choice. There are consequences for choices.

    Moving one’s bowels is “natural.” Still, if you decide to poop in the middle of a road most folks will act like it’s unnatural. There is a difference between private and public acts.

    > ” move on because evidently you guys aren’t perfect neither”

    That’s a double negative.

    So it’s okay to call men “creepy” for whateve sex guys like, but “honorable” for a woman to be paid for rocking a Dirty Sanchez?

    Feminism!

  • ShlomoShunn

    Heavily defended people deny reality. Even when shown videos that prove they are lying, liars will stick by their lies.

    What is Miriam going to say now: that she’s ruined her life because her family and sisters and future kids will all have to deal with, “I saw your mom get it in the pooper”?

    Robbing banks is “making a living,” too. Ergo, it’s cool if the robber thinks it’s cool?

    Many guys would like to drive a Formula One car. Most won’t buy one if it has a bazillion miles on it. Who will want to commit to a skank?

    The girl is young. Alas, the Internet is ageless.

  • ShlomoShunn

    Good points.

    If she is a “cutter,” what was her family life REALLY like?

  • ShlomoShunn

    > ” I think we’re entering an era where people realize people are just people and porn, an online mugshot, whatever, isn’t exactly the end of the world, profession depending”

    WTF? The same feminist world ruins men’s lives by false accusations of ever-more-amporphous “harassment” charges and worse.

    This minute being a slut is deemed akin to sainthood.

    The next minute men wanting sex are called “creepy.”

    Men are demonized by hysterical feminists for daring to ask them to have coffee… the same women who, in their entire lives, will not assert themselves ONCE sexually but will, instead, demand that men make all first-moves.

    Guys are fired for tech-talking during tech conferences..by eavedropping vaginates.

    So no: don’t count on feminists being fair or consistent.

  • dcizscumm

    ever read about that grad student who paid off all his loans and lived in his van to get through grad school? she watched porn from age 12..? the verdict: she wants to DO PORN!

  • xatwork