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The AVN Awards Celebrate Their 30th Anniversary

Just this past weekend, The Adult Video News (AVN) Awards celebrated their 30th anniversary in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  In the heart of Las Vegas, porn stars from all over the country gathered to celebrate their controversial industry.  This is not a show we would see happening in the heart of New York City, but AVN calls Las Vegas home.  This also holds true for numerous sex conventions including the fact that the actual AVN award ceremony only lasts one night, but the event spans the length of the entire weekend including autographed signings and performances by top porn stars.

 

In Sin City, average girls change their appearance to hopefully make more money.  Fake breasts do not only appeal to exotic industries, but they dominate the female workforce in general.  Cocktail waitresses at popular strip hotels will make $17 per/hr, plus tips up to $500 a night!  Now one can see why a $5,000 boob job is super appealing to many young females.  The high school dropout rate also averages 60% since women how they can make cash and fast.  Oh, America.

East Coast Beauty

Ironically in America, beauty is not necessarily in the eye of the beholder.  On one side of the country we are more likely to find “natural” models.  These girls are usually slender and tall, (unless we are referring to the plus size breed) with stunning facial features.  New York City is known for it’s elite models who were born to become successful in their given field.  In NYC, less in more, but the west coast, on the contrary is quite different.

West Coast Splendor

Think about the west coast for a minute. In regards to Las Vegas and Los Angeles in particular, beauty is the polar opposite and often times, it actually means fake is more appealing than anything else. Here people confide in top plastic surgeons to give them a look many people only wish to achieve.  The likes of  breasts implants, lip injections, fake tanning and liposuction are all too popular. Failure to invest in these procedures could either mean a short-lived career or even a lack of one all together.  Even women who dream of being models or actresses often find themselves caught up in the porn industry due to its large appeal and high payout rate.

The Reason

The question is, why has fake become popular and real an afterthought?

Could it be because the porn industry is actually more accepting than the modeling industry ever will be?  While there are numerous fetishes to be fulfilled in the porn industry, modeling remains close-minded and women need to fit into one of very few boxes.

All-in-all, the west coast is known for attracting young singles, is this why the porn industry truly exploded there?

If you get a chance to see both worlds, or have been active in the modeling or porn world let us know, we would love to hear your opinion.