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Belle Knox, a.k.a. the Duke porn star, is set to co-host The Sex Factor, a hot new reality series in which 16 first-time porn stars compete for a $1 million prize.

America's kinkiest, most popular college freshman has said her side job to pay for her tuition has been "empowering," and she sure is cashing in on it now.

Since being outed as Belle Knox, the Washington native previously known as Miriam Weeks has parlayed her porn career into ... an even bigger porn career.

Duke Porn Star Belle Knox
Belle Knox, a.k.a. the "Duke porn star," gets her financial aid in the sack.

The Sex Factor will feature eight guys and eight girls battling it out for “porn stardom” and $1 million in cash. None of the contestants have been filmed before.

The Duke porn star will host the show, while other famous adult movie stars - Tori Black, Lexi Belle, Keiran Lee and Remy LaCroix - will serve as judges.

Fans watching the show online will be able to vote on challenges attempted, the contestants’ porn names as well as deciding the winner of the grand prize.

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Duke University freshman Belle Knox says every day for her has become a nightmare since her side job as a porn star was exposed earlier this winter.

The 19-year-old most famous college kid in the U.S. tells HuffPost that she expected some people would hate her after she became an adult film actress.

But she didn't expect the intense vitriol to reach this point. Not even close.

"It's horrible how my family's safety is literally threatened," Knox said.

In the past two months, Belle Knox's porn career has driven the prestigious school in Durham, N.C., into such a frenzy that she can no longer go to parties.

All the while, some strangers have posted details about her family on the Internet, while others troll her online, even threatening to rape and kill Knox.

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Duke porn star Belle Knox, who's been moonlighting as a porn star to pay for her tuition at the elite private college, is now taking a break from school entirely.

The freshman girl also known as Miriam Weeks says she's been the victim of "slut-shaming," harassment and even death threats from fellow students.

Really? Offensive prank calls we can see, but death threats?

"I am still getting death threats," Knox said in an interview.

"I've also had people threaten to throw trash on me."

Miriam Weeks was outed as Belle Knox by a fellow student this winter after writing about her experience as an adult film actress on the website xoJane.

But life on the North Carolina campus has become too much for the Duke porn star, as students of both sexes have turned on her and made her fearful.

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Belle Knox, a.k.a. Miriam Weeks, a.k.a. the Duke Porn Star, is making the most of her notoriety since being outed as the most popular college freshman ever.

While she tried to keep her identity as Miriam Weeks concealed at first, she went public under a porn alias (Belle Knox) and later revealed her real name too.

In a series of interviews, she's defended her decision to do porn as a means of paying for college, while expanding her career in the adult industry.

Case in point? Her stripping debut at a club in New York City last night:

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Belle Knox makes her strip club debut in New York City, March 2014.

“This is my first time dancing,” she told New York Post.

“I’m nervous, but I think it’ll be really empowering.”

That was a theme she echoed in an interview earlier this week, when insisted she's a feminist and not a slut who needs to be shamed for her actions.

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Duke porn star Belle Knox is not letting her newfound notoriety get her down, though she'll have a security detail when she returns to the school Thursday.

Washington native Knox (real name Miriam Weeks) became the most popular college freshman ever this month when her porn side job was outed online.

She's owning it now, that's for sure.

Belle Knox (Miriam Weeks), Duke Porn Star

Belle Knox is raking in big bucks from books, films and her own sex-toy line, and $5,000 for one night alone at a Hell’s Kitchen strip club Tuesday night.

“I have a lot of opportunities coming my way," she told the N.Y. Post. "I’ve been offered a paid internship at Pornhub in their PR and marketing development."

"At this point I am working to expand my brand and break down barriers that exist for sex workers," she added, "while also promoting sex workers rights.”

Knox said she is planning to continue her education at Duke, despite what her exposure will do for her reputation in the eyes of her fellow students.

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Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks, a.k.a. Belle Knox, says her parents are not upset by the fact that she took a side job as a porn star to pay tuition.

Weeks, 18, denied a report that her Army doctor dad was heartbroken when he found out about her side job upon returning from deployment in Afghanistan.

“My parents aren’t upset,” Weeks told the New York Daily News in between filming scenes for an upcoming adult film. “I want my family left out of it."

"If people criticize me that’s one thing, but leave my family alone."

The young woman who goes by Belle Knox on screen said she was “really, really upset” over a Daily Mail article that identified her parents, who live in Spokane, Wash.

Amanda Minor, the alleged mother-in-law of Miriam’s brother Paul, was quoted as saying of their parents, “They’re heartbroken, but it’s not irreparable."

Weeks, however, says that she’s never even met Minor in her life.

“That lady doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Weeks said.

Before she was the Duke porn star, the youngest of three college-aged kids was an A student at Gonzaga Prep, a private school her parents paid $11,000 a year for.

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Belle Knox, an 18-year-old Duke University student, is suddenly the most popular freshman girl in the history of college after revealing her side job.

She's just a porn star on the side to pay those stiff tuition bills. No big deal.

With a dozen flicks under her belt, the "Duke porn star" is sleeping her way through college, but only to pay for it. Not that the work doesn't have perks.

Duke Porn Star Belle Knox
Belle Knox, a.k.a. the "Duke porn star," gets her financial aid in the sack.

“I really enjoy sex, and I’ve always loved watching porn, so it just seemed like I could pay my way through college doing something I really love doing,” Knox says.

The women’s studies and sociology major told the N.Y. Daily News that her parents were supposed to pay for school, which costs $47,000 a year.

When that didn’t work out, she considered loans, but didn’t want to strap her family with debt and typical student jobs just didn’t pay enough to move the needle.

“I didn’t feel like I had a lot of options,” she said, then it hit her.

“I literally just Googled, 'how to be a porn star.’ It came up with all these modeling agencies, and I literally just sent in my pictures and my height and weight.”

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