Duke ‘porn star’ to host American Idol-style porn reality series

Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Former Reporter

  • Knox will host "The Sex Factor," a new reality series showcasing the talent of sixteen amateur porn stars and starlets.
  • Knox will perform a scene with the winners.
  • Belle Knox became infamous nationally for turning to porn to fund her education at Duke University.
  • School’s out for the summer, but Miriam Weeks, the “Duke Porn Star” known as Belle Knox in the industry, is set to do a little schooling of her own.

    Weeks, a freshman at Duke University famously known for turning to the porn industry in order to pay for college, will host the competition pitting eight males and eight females against one another on The Sex Factor.

    "[Y]ou have a really big dick so I’m expecting a really good show."   

    Judging the contestants is a lineup of big names in the porn industry including Lexi Belle, 2014 Penthouse Pet of the Year; Tori Black, Adult Video News (AVN) Female Performer of the Year; Remy LaCroix, 2014 AVN Best Actress; and Keiran Lee, who apparently has insured his penis for $1 million.

    “Think of American Idol,” the program’s creator told the New York Daily News. “It’ll be just like that.”

    However, unlike American Idol where contestants generally have practiced singing before, The Sex Factor is looking for amatuer actors to compete.

    “Maybe you know a girl who can’t keep her legs closed,” Lee, the quintessential British actor, said in the (not suitable for work) promotional trailer.

    The amatuer porn star wannabes will have to show off to judges and America by performing a variety of steamy scenes over the course of the competition, concluding with one female and one male winner.

    “Well, you have a really big dick so I’m expecting a really good show,” Lexi Belle enthusiastically says to an unseen contestant.

    Weeks is also offering herself as part of the prize. The winners of The Sex Factor will film a sex scene with the co-ed while vying for $1 million.

    Viewers will have a chance to interact with the judges and vote on the contestants via the show’s Twitter page. The show, filmed in San Francisco, it is set to air online this fall.

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    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Former Reporter

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter with Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform, Kaitlyn was a reporter at Red Alert Politics and covered business and restaurants for the Alexandria Times.  

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