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This UCLA Women’s Studies Major is Also a Porn Star

Around the San Fernando Valley, she’s known as Tasha Reign. But on campus at UCLA, where she transferred from Santa Monica College in 2010, this 23-year-old porn star goes by “Rachel.”

Thanks to today’s LA Weekly piece by Adam Popescu, chances are what’s left of her stealth student cover will soon be gone. While she asked that her last name not be used in the article, it’s not going to be difficult for fellow students to figure out which Rachel is which. Then again, it’s not like she stumbled into her profession by accident:

As a high school junior in Orange County, Rachel was a cast member for a season of MTV reality show Laguna Beach. Even then, she knew she wanted to be in the adult industry. Today, she owns her own production company and writes and directs most of her material.

Rachel also participated in a Model United Nations in high school, was famously photographed earlier this year in Monaco with Bill Clinton and spoke to a UCLA psych class earlier this summer about the adult biz. Read the full item here.

[Photo courtesy @TashaReign]

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