Duke Porn Star Belle Knox Tells All in New Issue of Rolling Stone

Co-ed reveals she feels more comfortable at the Exxxotica porn expo than on campus

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In January, 18-year-old Miriam Weeks — a college freshman studying woman's studies and sociology at Duke — sent students and faculty at the North Carolina university into pandemonium when she was outed as porn star Belle Knox. Since then, Weeks has done her best to remain a "normal" college student . . . while also selling her panties and shooting scenes on the side. Rolling Stone is the first and, so far, only publication to catch up with her on campus and get the full story of how she transformed from a cash-strapped pre-frosh into a topic of discussion for everyone from Howard Stern to the women on The View.

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Here are five revelations from the feature – "The Blue Devil in Miss Knox," by Alex Morris – which appears in the issue of Rolling Stone that hits newsstands Friday.

It's online in full here now: The Blue Devil in Miss Belle Knox: Meet Duke Porn Star Miriam Weeks.

Miriam Weeks' parents thought she was a virgin before they learned she was doing porn.
Weeks was 12 when she first started watching porn and lost her virginity four years later — but her family didn't know it. Despite the fact that she was a high-school student, she was partying with college kids on the weekend. Her mother grounded her for "like, a year" after naked pictures of Weeks began circulating around her hometown, however her folks had no clue she was starring in porn when she started out. She told her mother she was making money to pay for college by selling weed.

She was sexually assaulted in high school.
Until now, Weeks has not disclosed the fact that she was sexually assaulted at a house party while still in high school. One reason she wanted to keep it quiet is because she is aware of misconceptions about why porn actresses go into the business. Furthermore, her friends at the time blamed her for being careless after the incident (she was drunk), which in turn attracted Weeks to women's rights.

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Her grandfather has supported her, even as her siblings turned their backs.
Weeks' older brother and sister no longer speak to her, and she describes her relationship with her parents as "forever changed." "My grandpa has been really supportive, though," she says. "He was just like, 'I don't think it's anybody's damn business what you do."

Her vagina recently served as the mold for a sex toy.
Among her many extracurricular endeavors in the adult industry, Weeks recently allowed the Doc Johnson company to take molds of her vagina, butthole and mouth, to be made into a toy line.

She feels more respected at the Exxxotica porn expo than at Duke.
Weeks sold her panties for upwards of $50 a pair at the Atlantic City porn convention, where she appeared in a "schoolgirl" outfit of a plaid skirt, fishnets and a tank bra that read "BJU." When one fan told her the shockingly lewd acts he'd like to perform on her, she said, "Thank you." After she received the award for New Girl on the Block, she told Rolling Stone, "I don't feel respected at Duke. I feel respected here."

Find out who Weeks' porn-star idol is and where she sees her career going next in the full story – online now.