‘I was a product of rape’: Miss USA 2014 hopeful reveals she was conceived when her mother was attacked at knifepoint.


Valerie Gatto’s mother was attacked when she was 19. Rather than let the tragic story define her, Valerie – from Pennsylvania, and pictured as a young girl, right – uses it to help educate young women about sexual assault. ‘I believe God put me here for a reason,’ she said.’To give [people] hope that everything is possible and you can’t let your circumstances define your life.’


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