April Flores (born April 30, 1976 in Los Angeles County, California ) [3] [8] [2] is the stage name of an American pornographic actress , writer and plus-size model .

Early life

Flores has stated to have come from a strict religious family. She is Ecuadorian from her father’s side 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. 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”.

Modeling and adult film career

Flores began her career doing pictorials for plus-size women ’s magazines like Bizarre , Juggs [4] and Big Butt Magazine (the latter of which she appeared on the cover on two separate occasions). In 2001 she began doing photo shoots for photographer Carlos Batts (who later became her husband). [10] 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 [10] as well as her first actual sexual experience; she lost her on-screen virginity to Belladonna on film. Despite this, Flores considers Alter Ego to be her first official film. [10] She also considers herself an “erotic entertainer” rather than a porn star.

Writing

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.

Personal life

Flores identifies as bisexual and started out doing only girl/girl scenes . However, she now does boy/girl scenes as well. [11] She was married to Carlos Batts for 10 years until his death on October 22, 2013. [7]

Tattoo artist Coop considers Flores his muse .

Other ventures

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. [5] It is touted as “the first realistic plus-size sex toy”, and it is made out of Cyberskin material. [5]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2010 FPA Heartthrob of the Year [12] N/A Won
2011 AVN Crossover Star of the Year [14] N/A Nominated
2012 BBW FanFest Creative BBW of the Year [15] N/A Won
2013 Hall of Fame [16] N/A Won
2014 AVN BBW Performer of the Year [17] [19] N/A Won
2015 N/A Won
NightMoves Best BBW Performer [20] N/A Won
2016 [21] AVN BBW Performer of the Year N/A Nominated