Nikki Delano (born April 12, 1986) [2] is an American pornographic actress , feature dancer , and model . [5]

Early life

Delano was born and raised in Brooklyn , New York and is the eldest of eight siblings. [9] [10] Her father is Puerto Rican and her mother is Colombian and Italian. [4] She was raised in a strict Catholic household and attended Catholic school . [3] [11]

Delano was an honors student and a "teacher’s pet". [13] In 2009, she graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology and minors in addiction studies and criminology . [14] [15]

Delano worked as an office manager for Bank of America prior to her adult film career. [17] She was also an exotic dancer and a gymnast . [19]

Career

Delano entered the adult film industry on February 7, 2011. [8] [17] She had been working as a mainstream model for over a year when she was contacted by a talent scout from Brazzers through her Model Mayhem page. [20] She filmed her first scene for Brazzers in Miami . [3] She choose the stage name "Nikki" because it is a variation of her real name, Nicole, and she took the last name "Delano" from the Delano Hotel in Miami , her favorite city. [14] Pornographic actress Shy Love is her agent. [13] [15]

In November 2011, Delano launched her website, NikkiDelano.com, on Nina Mercedez 's XXXFastPass network. [21] Mercedez is also Delano's mentor. [14]

In February 2014, Nookie Chat signed Delano to a webcam modeling contract. [22] In August 2015, she signed a one-year exclusive webcam modeling contract with Cams.com in addition to becoming the website's spokesmodel and ambassador . [23]

Delano plans to start her own production company and talent agency someday and aspires to become a "porn icon" like Jenna Jameson . [3]

Mainstream media appearances

In 2011, Delano portrayed Shakira in an adult film parody of El Gordo y la Flaca . [24] [25] She appeared alongside co-star Yurizan Beltran in an episode of the actual show to promote film. [27]

Besides El Gordo y la Flaca , Delano has also appeared on several other Spanish language mainstream shows including A Que No Puede , 12 Corazones , and The Luis Jiménez Show . [28] Between March 27 and April 2, 2013, her life was documented for an episode of the Brazilian television show Na Pele (Portuguese for In My Skin ), which aired on November 11, 2013. [29] [30]

Delano appeared alongside pornographic actress Missy Martinez on The Jerry Springer Show in an episode titled "Front Row at the Strip Club", which aired on November 8, 2013. [31]

Delano voiced a stripper named "Nikki" in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V . [32]

Delano was featured in an article titled "5 Female Porn Stars Sound Off On Orgasms", which was published by Elle on February 19, 2015. [33] On April 9, 2015, Cosmopolitan published an interview with her. [4]

Personal life

Delano identifies as bisexual . [8]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Category Work
2012 NightMoves Award Nominated Best Feature Dancer [34] N/A
Won Best Latina Performer (Editor's Choice) [35] N/A
Nominated Best Ass [34] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated New Starlet of the Year [37] N/A
2013 AVN Award Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (B/B/G) (with Chris Strokes & Jordan Ash) [39] Flesh Hunter 11
NightMoves Award Nominated Best Ethnic Performer [41] N/A
Nominated Best Social Media Star [41] N/A
Won Best Ass (Editor’s Choice) [42] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Performer Site of the Year [43] NikkiDelano.com
2014 AVN Award Nominated Unsung Starlet of the Year [45] N/A
NightMoves Award Won Best Butt (Editor’s Choice) [46] N/A
2015 AVN Award Nominated Best Porn Star Website [48] NikkiDelano.com
NightMoves Award Won Best Adult Film Star Feature Dancer (Fan Choice) [49] N/A
Nominated Best Butt [50] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Best Supporting Actress [51] 9 1 2 Weeks: An Erotic Parody
2016 AVN Award Nominated Best Porn Star Website [53] NikkiDelano.com