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Duke University porn star says parents love, support her

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Duke University porn star says parents love, support her

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 7, 2014

A week ago, no one except those who may have rented one of her skin flicks, knew who Belle Knox was.

Now, everyone does after she appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" on Thursday night and told the world that she was paying for college by having sex on camera. She also said her parents still loved her and are supportive of her choice.

Belle Knox (not her real name) is an 18-year-old student at Duke University and she is suddenly the most well-known girl on campus.

Knox says that she got into porn after her parents were unable to pay her tuition at Duke, which is about $47,000 a year. She is majoring in women's studies.

According to New York Daily News, she used Google to find out how to get into the porn business. She also told the newspaper that she has always enjoyed sex and "loved" watching porn before she became a porn star herself.

Her temporary career definitely hasn't been all fun, though, and not everyone has been supportive. Knox was first outed by a classmate and she says many people began posting nasty comments about her on the Internet and she even received death threats.

Belle says she wants to become a women's rights or civil rights lawyer and maybe start a foundation for sex workers.