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

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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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