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Duke porn starlet says hardcore career necessary to defray $58,000 Duke price tag

Students at Duke University have spent the last few weeks all atwitter about a female freshman student who flies out to Los Angeles on occasion during school and leads a double life as a porn starlet.

The porn-star-student was outed by fellow freshman Thomas Bagley, reports The Chronicle, Duke’s student rag.

Bagley told The Daily Caller that the starlet divulged her secret to him (and that he did not recognize her while himself viewing online porn, as has been reported).

Bagley said she swore him to secrecy. Naturally, then, he went and told a bunch of people at a fraternity rush event almost immediately. (He did not end up pledging the frat.)

The sex-worker student doesn’t want her real name revealed — or even her adorably slutty porn name revealed — despite the fact that she has now done at least two interviews, written a monologue about herself and been invited to speak in various Duke classes on the topic of sex work.

The Chronicle has cooperated in this charade, calling the student “Lauren.”

Lauren got into the adult film industry as a way to defray the exorbitant cost of attendance at Duke, where the grand total for tuition, fees and room and board is about $58,000 per year.

It’s not clear what part of this cost is covered by the porn-star-student’s financial aid package.

The Chronicle consulted the internet and determined that female porn stars earn about $800 for basic girl-on-girl action. For a guy-on-girl scene, the going rate is about $1,000. For anal sex, the rate is roughly $1,200 per scene. And for a day of double penetration, female porn starlets can expect to earn about $4,000.

So, the student paper calculates, a woman who participates in one guy-on-girl scene every day for one week each month would bring home a solid annual income of $84,000.

The Daily Caller calculates that the same woman who participates in one double-penetration scene every day for one week each month would generate a much more impressive annual income of $336,000.

Anyway, Lauren calls herself a “nerdy,” “very sexual” libertarian-leaning Republican. She wants to be a lawyer someday. For now, she is a “proud women’s studies and sociology double-major” who despises Duke’s Greek scene.

Her parents don’t know about her moonlighting career.

It’s not clear how often she shoots porn or how much she makes. Her agent at Matrix Models (NOT SAFE FOR WORK!) picks up her cross-country travel costs.

She told The Chronicle that she feels “at home” when she is in the porn world. She feels less at home when she is on the Duke campus.

“I feel like girls at Duke have to hide their sexuality,” she explained. “We’re caught in this virgin-whore dichotomy.”