Melissa King’s porn video past has cost her the Miss Delaware Teen USA crown. In some circles, it has cost her respect. But, at the end of the day, does Melissa King really have anything to be ashamed about.
I, personally, don’t think so.
(Check out these 10 Melissa King pictures from before the porn.)
Let’s flash back to 2007. Kim Kardashian was a virtual unknown. She was Paris Hilton’s friend — but that was about the extent that anyone knew of her. Then the Kim Kardashian sex tape hit the internet and she became a rising star.
Everyone watched the Kim Kardashian and Ray-J sex tape, just like everyone is watching Melissa King’s porn video. But did that hurt Kim Kardashian’s career? Did it make her life worse?
Absolutely not. Kim Kardashian went from a relative nobody to having her own reality show within a couple months. Today, she’s worth more than $100 million, pulling down nearly $20 million per year.
None of this would have happened if the Kim Kardashian sex tape didn’t become public.
Melissa King now finds herself in the same boat. Truth be told, the Miss Delaware Teen USA title wasn’t going to do anything for her long-term. It’d be something to put on her resume … and that’s about it.
But now, the Melissa King porn video has made her a household name with a recognizable face. And she, too, sees the parallels between herself and Kim Kardashian.
On Twitter, Melissa King retweeted this tweet: “Be strong, life has a funny way of working out. Kim K made it and now is one of the most powerful women in the US.”
Melissa Smith then quoted Kim Kardashian directly: “Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can’t have the rainbow Without a little rain.”
The offers are already pouring in for Melissa King. After getting only $1,500 to film the original porn video, Melissa King could become Miss YouPorn for $250,000 — without having to film more porn. Additionally, reality television show producers are lining up at her door to start filming the Melissa King reality show.
If she handles her new-found fame smartly, the sky is the limit for Melissa King. Like Kim Kardashian, she could turn this moment of pain into a lifetime of happiness and riches beyond her wildest dreams.