April Flores

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April Flores
April Flores at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2009.jpg
Flores at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo; January 9, 2009
Born (1976-04-30) April 30, 1976 (age 37)[1]
Los Angeles County, California, United States[2]
Other names Fatty D[3][4]
Ethnicity Ecuadorian, Mexican[5]
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Spouse(s) Carlos Batts (2003-2013; his death)[6]
No. of adult films 35 (as of December 2013)[7]
Website
http://www.fattyd.com

April Flores (born April 30, 1976 in Los Angeles County, California)[1][2][7][note 1] is the stage name of an American pornographic actress, writer and plus-size model.[8]

Early life[edit]

Flores has stated to have come from a strict religious family.[2] She is Ecuadorian from her father’s side[2] and Mexican from her mother’s side, and she calls herself “Mexidorian”.[9] When Flores was a child, she said she wanted to be a plastic surgeon simply because they made a lot of money.[2] She had struggled with weight issues since childhood and wanted to be slim, but she abandoned the idea after losing weight in college and then concluding that life was “just the same”.[2]

Modeling and adult film career[edit]

Flores began her career doing pictorials for plus-size women’s magazines like Bizarre,[2] Juggs[3] and Big Butt Magazine (the latter of which she appeared on the cover on two separate occasions).[10] In 2001[10] she began doing photo shoots for photographer Carlos Batts (who later became her husband).[11] They eventually moved from photos to amateur film; at one point Batts also had fellow porn actress Belladonna as one of his clients. Belladonna and Flores began doing photo shoots together; this led to the two appearing in the film Evil Pink 2. This movie was Flores’ first filmed sex scene[11] as well as her first actual sexual experience; she lost her on-screen virginity to Belladonna on film.[2] Despite this, Flores considers Alter Ego to be her first official film.[11] She also considers herself an “erotic entertainer” rather than a porn star.[10]

Writing[edit]

In 2013 Flores co-authored and published a fine art book called Fat Girl with her husband (Batts) just prior to his death. Published by Rare Bird Books, it represents a twelve year collaboration the two as model and photographer. The book was Batts' fourth publication.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Flores identifies as bisexual and started out doing only girl/girl scenes.[10] However, she now does boy/girl scenes as well.[12] She was married to Carlos Batts for 10 years until his death on October 22, 2013.[6]

Tattoo artist Coop considers Flores his muse.[2]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2009, sex toy company Topco released Voluptuous Pussy, a life-size inflatable doll named after Flores’ vagina but modeled as an exact replica of her entire body.[4] It is touted as “the first realistic plus-size sex toy”, and it is made out of Cyberskin material.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Result
2010 FPA Heartthrob of the Year[13] Won
2011 AVN Crossover Star of the Year[14] Nominated
2012 BBW FanFest Creative BBW of the Year[15] Won
2013 Hall of Fame[16] Won
2014 AVN BBW Performer of the Year[17] Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Her birthplace is listed as simply “a suburb of Los Angeles”.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b April Flores DVDs, VOD, Blu-Ray Videos at Adult Film Database. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i April Flores | Cover Girls | Bizarre Girls | Bizarre Magazine UK. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Fatty D » About . Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c April Flores Sex Toy! | Latest News | Weird News | Bizarre Magazine UK. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  5. ^ AVN - April Flores. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Dan Miller (2013-10-23). "Carlos Batts Passes Away". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  7. ^ a b April Flores at the Internet Adult Film Database
  8. ^ a b Staff (September 2013). "crossover report". Adult Video News: 22. 
  9. ^ AVN - Big Is Beautiful (and Profitable) for the Adult Marketplace. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  10. ^ a b c d Behind the Scenes with April Flores - Behind the Scenes. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  11. ^ a b c 20 Questions With April Flores | HotmoviesforHer.com. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  12. ^ "Dangerous Curves-XCritic Speaks To The Goddess, April Flores!". Xcritic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  13. ^ "Feminist Porn Awards Winners Announced". AVN. 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  14. ^ "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ "2012 BBWFanFest Awards Winners Announced". AVN. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  16. ^ "BBW FanFest Announces 2013 Award Nominations". AVN. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  17. ^ AVN Staff (2014-01-19). "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". AVN. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 

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