So sad. In a new interview before the June 8 competition, Miss USA hopeful Valerie Gatto made a shocking confession that she was the ‘product of rape.’
Miss USA contestant Valerie Gatto revealed a heartbreaking secret about her past. The Miss Pennsylvania shared in a new interview that she was the “product of rape” and talked about how she is making the most of a “negative situation.”
Miss USA Contestant Valerie Gatto: ‘I Was A Product Of Rape’
Miss Pennsylvania Valerie Gatto may be competing in the Miss USA competition on June 8, but Valerie is making headlines after a devastating confession. She revealed that she was a “product of rape” in an interview with TODAY.com.
Valerie told the outlet that she was conceived when her mother was raped at knifepoint in Pittsburgh, Penn. Her mother was only 19-years-old. Her father managed to get away and was never brought to justice for the rape.
Despite the heartbreaking circumstances, Valerie has never let her past prevent her from accomplishing her dreams.
Valerie has vowed to educate women on how to protect themselves from sexual assault and makes that her main platform as a woman and a Miss USA hopeful.
“I believe God put me here for a reason: to inspire people, to encourage them, to give them hope that everything is possible and you can’t let your circumstances define your life,” she revealed in the interview.
We’re proud that Valerie is not ashamed to speak out on her heartbreaking past. She is an inspiration to women everywhere.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Valerie’s shocking confession? Do you think she has a chance to win it all? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson