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April Flores

Age: 37
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair color: Red



BIOGRAPHY

2014 AVN BBW Performer of the Year

April Flores is a sizzling game-changer within an ever-increasing array of beautiful big and fat girls delighted to remove their garments and bare all for an admiring camera.

The self-described “Mexidorian” beauty (she’s Mexican and Ecuadorian) likes to squeeze her classic large/extra-large curves into what she calls an “extra medium,” much to the delight of anyone who has the pleasure of gazing upon her.

While the voluptuous muse does not represent the full range of the BBW market (see sidebar), she has experienced remarkable acceptance outside of the traditional big-girl niche, thus pushing the boundaries of what the L.A.-centric industry acknowledges as desirable. By successfully combining charisma, beauty and business savvy, Flores has devoted a decade to living the truth that “we are beautiful and confident.”

Flores speaks for many when she says that she prefers words such as “voluptuous, curvy” and even “fat,” as opposed to the derogatory terms often affixed to promotional materials aimed at lush women.

“The time for describing any woman, fat or skinny, as an animal is gone and past,” she observes. “Women should no longer be described as heifers, cows, dogs, etc. We live in the future and people can most certainly find appealing terms to describe my body type without being offensive or insulting.”

In spite of the fact that some online video retailers choose not to show Flores’ photo or list her name in the searchable credits, the fact that the photogenic Latina has worked for such respected companies as Adam & Eve, Vivid, Belladonna Entertainment, HeartCore Films, and her talented husband’s C. Batts FLY shows her wide appeal. A campaign to petition Playboy magazine to feature a Flores’ shoot has gained encouragement from an impressive Bizarre Magazine cover girl appearance.

Although Flores has appeared in two Kimberly Kane productions, has worked with Good Vibrations’ director Courtney Trouble, and participated in Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex series, one of her most important contributions to the adult market may well be becoming the first BBW performer to have her genitals lovingly re-created as part of Topco Sales’ popular Wildfire Celebrity Series.

The April Flores Voluptuous CyberSkin® Pussy was released in mid-spring of 2009 and has enjoyed not only excellent sales but what Desiree Duffie, Topco sales director of marketing and public relations, refers to as “some unique promotions.”

Those “unique promotions” have included a popular Celebrity Product Featurette Video with her replica toy and a cross-country April Flores Love Toy Art show. The latter was the brainchild of Flores’ director-photographer-husband, Carlos Batts, and featured plaster replicas of the toy mold, each painted by a different renowned artist. Participants have included COOP, Axis, Jim Mahfood, Kime Buzzelli, Small Paul, Toronto’s Brian Donnelly, Mo Moussa, Molly Crabapple, Carol Queen, Robert Lawrence, and Flores’ lead worshipper, Batts himself. The show made New York City and Philadelphia stops courtesy of Eden Fantasys and stopped in San Francisco for a visit at Good Vibrations.

Flores’ success within the erotic realm echoes increasingly, if erratically, positive media representations of mainstream women of size, such as the Gossips’ Beth Ditto, 180-pound Glamour cover model Lizzi Miller, and no-longer-size-2 Baywatch veteran Nicole Eggert. Considering that a 2008 study found that 92 percent of plus-size female participants acknowledged heterosexual intercourse, compared to 87 percent of female participants of more average body mass index, any assistance that Flores and her camera-ready companions can lend their sexually active sisters will be much appreciated by this chronically under-served consumer demographic.

There are beautiful and talented BBW performers in both explicit pornography and erotic performance art and burlesque, including Rodney Moore favorite Bunny De La Cruz, as well as Lady Monster, Sophia St. James, Xtacy, Daphne Daniels, Veronica Vaughn and Chessie Moore among them—but none of have set the stage or screen on fire with quite the intensity of Flores.

Her presence within the adult industry is definitely appreciated by other performers, including but not limited to Kim XXX (aka Curvy Kim), a new transsexual BBW who admires and has drawn inspiration from Flores, and director Wright, who Flores contends “really love and care for the models.”

Exerpt from AVN Magazine's December 2009 cover story, Big Is Beautiful (and Profitable) for the Adult Marketplace.


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