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Despite What You May Have Heard, an ASU Freshman in "Reality Porn" Movie Didn't Lose Her $33,000 Scholarship

That's Elizabeth Hawkenson. And that's her ASU ID card.

​The girl to the left is 18-year-old Elizabeth Hawkenson. She's an ASU freshman from Copperas Cove, Texas, studying geology at ASU's Tempe campus. She's attending school on a $33,000 academic scholarship. She was also featured in a "reality porn" video, currently making the rounds on the Internet, in which she proudly displays her ASU student ID card.

Hawkenson appeared in a video for the porn Web site Backroom Casting Couch. If you're unfamiliar with the site, you're a liar here's how it claims things work: a guy puts out an ad for adult models. Chicks respond thinking it's only going to be some nude photos, but the guy holding the audition gradually talks the girls into having sex with him. He tells them he can make them a porn star, who earns $5,000 a day.

 The guy isn't a casting director, and there is no job. The audition supposedly is a hoax just to get the girls to have sex with the guy on a couch in a sleazy Scottsdale office.

It's portrayed as though the girls have no idea what they're getting themselves into, which, we were heartbroken to find out, is bullshit.

"The whole thing is scripted," Hawkenson tells New Times. "I knew going in there it was for sex. I knew what I was doing -- I knew I was getting paid."

There are rumors floating around the Internet that because of the film Hawkenson lost her academic scholarship to attend ASU. There was even a letter circulating from an "anonymous ASU alumnus" asking the Arizona Board of Regents to revoke her scholarship.

Check it out on the next page:

 

Arizona Board of Regents

2020 N. Central Avenue
Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4593

RE: Elizabeth A. Hawkenson (Copperas Cove, Texas), 2010 ASU Freshman Class

Distinguished Regents,

I am writing to express my shock and horror at the public conduct of a member of Arizona State University's 2010 freshman class, Elizabeth A. Hawkenson of Copperas Cove, Texas. This person recently appeared in an internet video in which she identified herself by name, showed her ASU student ID card, then proceeded to engage in explicit and degrading sexual activities with a stranger. She was paid for the act and signed a waiver allowing the video to be posted on the internet.

As an ASU alumnus, I object to Ms. Hawkenson's choice to identify herself as an ASU student in a pornographic video that is available to the general public. I feel that which clearly violates the ASU Student Code of Conduct.

On behalf of my fellow ASU alumni, I demand that Ms. Hawkenson's $32,000 New American Scholar Award be revoked immediately. A young woman who brings shame on her university in such a public and degrading way does not deserve the financial support of that university.

Yours Sincerely,

Anonymous ASU Alumnus

The Board of Regents says it never received the letter, and Hawkenson says the scholarship hasn't been revoked. She's still attending ASU and living in a dorm.

She says the publicity she's gotten from the video has "been treacherous for [her]."

She says she found her way to the "casting couch" after she was short on tuition. She's from out of state, so her tuition is about $30,000 a year. Her scholarship is spread out over four years.

She says she did some fully clothed modeling for Mayflower Models and agents repeatedly asked her to appear in porn.

"I was like 'no way, I have morals,'" she says.

Click here to see those "morals" in action (WARNING: the link, while hot, is not office friendly).

With the tuition deadline approaching, Hawkenson took them up on the offer.

She says she was paid $2,000 and assured the video would only appear on the part of the Web site people had to pay to see.

That didn't happen.

The video found it's way to free porn sites like Pornhub.com and Hawkenson became (ahem) a star.


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