Earlier this month, an unassuming teen by the name of Belle Knox made her debut on the Reality Kings porn website Teens Love Huge Cocks. At the time, she just seemed like a really sexy brunette that had the makings of a true star. Simultaneously, the Duke paper, the Chronicle, was beginning to investigate leads that a campus freshman was making adult films under an aliases to pay her tuition.
But earlier this week, it all came to a head. Knox revealed in a Playboy interview on xoJane that she was in fact the freshman Duke student many people had speculated about in the college press and media at large.
Previous to the revelation, Knox had been using the name Lauren and Aurora to try and hide her identity. It has become a huge point of contention, as many negative stereotypes have been hurled her way.
She decided to reveal herself publicly as Belle Knox, so she could just get it out there and go back to having some privacy in her life. In an interview with WRAL, Knox said, "I hate when people say I'm not entitled to my privacy because I do porn."