The Adult Webcam Industry Awards were held in January at the Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada(the same week as the AVN Expo). This was the first awards show and conference exclusively for web cam models. They held seminars, had a fan meet and greet day, and networking opportunities specific to the web camming industry and all the vast niches it encompasses. The spectrum of different types of women who choose to webcam is very diverse.
There was no highly common body type like I experience at the AVNs, which was refreshing and surprising at the same time. With roots in the adult industry as a stripper, it was eye-opening to see women who do not fit the stereotypical look for beauty in American society embracing their beauty/sexuality. There is freedom in accepting who we are unapologetically.
Scarlett Black(@scartlettblackes) embraces her ability to find pleasure in pleasing others. If I saw her in a grocery store the last thing I would expect is for her to be apart of the adult industry. The saying “Looks can be deceiving,” was very apparent at the Adult Webcam Awards. Scarlett Black takes part in web camming along with being a phone sex operator and having a “real” job as well. The majority of her client base is in Europe. However, she said safety is her priority especially after already experiencing a foreign stalker on her front door one morning literally. She must be incredible at what she does in order to get a man to cross an ocean and travel thousands of miles just to see her in person. Some people cannot even get a date on a Friday night just to put it all into perspective!
Sammy Brooks(SammyBrooks69) was a porn star who now does cam work from her home in California. She invited Strip Club Journals to the Adult Webcam Awards and was kind and gracious with her time even though she was coordinating the event as well. The work involved in this awards show and convention was global. The awards varied from the Best European Live Web Cam Site, Best Foot Fetish Webcam Show, Best Lesbian Webcam Show, Best Ebony Cam Model, and many more.
Mindi Mink(@MindiMink) is a beautiful woman who is not afraid to let people know she is 47 years old. She is dabbling in girl on girl adult films, while still web camming at the same time. Mindi Mink embodies hope for women in the adult industry to embrace and utilize getting older. Aging in the adult industry may just be something to be embraced and utilized, not something to be ashamed of.
Overall, the Adult Webcam Awards was amazingly informative. The adult industry is not all blondes with fake boobs who work out daily in order to maintain the idea American Society has developed as to what a sexually attractive woman looks like. There is no cookie cutter to sexy in the web cam industry.
A special thank you to Bob Layton(@BobStudio83) owner of Studio 83 for the clothing and shoes.