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April Flores Win AVN’s BBW Performer of the Year Second Year in a Row!

Fat Girl Fantasies Launching this Spring

Last weekend saw the 2015 AVN Awards take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Porn performers came from all over to walk the red carpet and to see if they won in one of the many categories for performers, companies, and movies.

One such category is BBW Of The Year, which was taken home by delighted performer/producer April Flores.

“I am completely thrilled and honored about my second win!” Flores said when asked for comment. “It means so much to have my hard work recognized by AVN and its voters. I know that Carlos is proud and happy about this as well.”

When asked about other highlights on AVN, she said, “The most memorable moment was being on the red carpet among my fellow nominees moments before the show started. We had all gathered together and were able to pose for a few pictures. There was a true camaraderie which was absolutely beautiful. It felt so magical to be among them all, celebrating ourselves and the unity we were feeling together. Visibility is necessary for a group of performers that is still considered to be “niche” and I for one felt we were visible that night. I was surrounded by this same group of women when the award was announced and it was very nice to be in their presence for that and feel their support for my win.”

 

 

This desire for visibility was cited by Flores as a reason behind her new site, Fat Girl Fantasies, a collaboration with filmmaker and performer Courtney Trouble.

“Too often fat women are delegated to the punchline and we are never seen as beautiful, sexual beings,” said Flores.  “I want Fat Girl Fantasies to be a catalyst for change in the way media sees and portrays fat women by showcasing other BBW performers in a new way. Having 15 years experience in front of the camera, I feel that I can bring a unique perspective to adult film and erotic art.

When I entered this industry in 2005, I decided my goal was to challenge the norms of what is considered desirable while trying to inspire women to feel worthy of their sexuality regardless of their size. I see Fat Girl Fantasies as an extension of my artistic growth, and as a tool to have more range in my self expression. I am excited to team up with Courtney Trouble, a true friend and mentor, and their company TROUBLEfilms for this important project.”

She added, “Since losing Carlos a little over a year ago, the one thing that has given me strength is knowing that I am doing what I can to continue the work we had done during our 13 years together. I strive to make him proud, and I think he is.”

 

 

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