Nikki Delano is a smoking hot, busty blonde from Brooklyn who’s an exotic fireball of Puerto Rican, Colombian and Italian decent and literally is taking the Industry by storm. With just a year in the biz, she’s performed in over 100 films for choice studios, websites and cable TV. Last year, she appeared in Exquisite’s critically acclaimed “American Dad XXX” parody, and this year she was cast as Shakira in Dulce Media’s Spanish-language parody of the hit Univision talk show “El Gordo y La Flaca”. Before she got into Adult, she was an exotic dancer, gymnast and attained a Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology with a double minor in Addiction Studies and Criminology. She’s passionate about fitness and is known for her amazing body, sizzling sex appeal and even hotter scenes. In 2012, she was an XBIZ Nominee for Best New Starlet along with three Night Moves nominations for Best Feature Dancer, Best Latino Performer and Best Ass.
Next week Nikki is headed to Vegas for the Gentlemen’s Expo and Exotic Dancer Magazine Awards where she received her first Erotic Dancer Award nomination for Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year.
It’s cool to catch up with you Nikki! I won’t get into the specifics of the syphilis situation, but I do want to talk about it. Let’s just get into the fact that test results were altered or manipulated to not be as detailed as normally required. What do you think about that?
I think it’s crazy. What if other people have done it before and it didn’t get caught? It’s scary because you think you’re working with someone that’s clean and come to find out they’re positive for something. Even if it’s treatable you don’t want to catch it – come on! That’s gross! It’s pretty scary. And it’s a top performer who did it.
I understand people want to work but it’s never worth it when someone’s life or health is at risk.
On top of that it costs everyone else a lot of money. If you can’t work you lose money. All my scenes were canceled.
The politics of this situation is another story entirely but it sounds like some of the things they are requiring you to do in order to go back to work don’t make a lot of sense.
Like the penicillin shot. Why give medicine to someone that doesn’t need it? If you test negative why do you have to get the shot? What if I get sick because of the side effects of the shot? I have a big event coming up and I don’t want to miss it because of that shot. Why give us medication if we don’t need it. It’s stupid. You can’t work for 90 days if you don’t take it.
This brings up another subject. Do you think condoms should be mandatory in porn?
It should be everyone’s choice. If they want to use them, use them. If they don’t, they don’t. People that watch porn don’t really want to watch people have sex with condoms but it makes it much safer for the performer. There are pros and cons to it for sure.
Let’s talk about feature dancing. I know it’s very important to you.
I’ve been doing a lot of feature dancing. I’m on the road every single month. Almost every Thursday through Sunday I’m feature dancing. During the week – if I have time – I shoot. This year has definitely been more about feature dancing. It’s cool to mix it up. I love shooting porn but I love dancing as well.
What kind of music do you dance to?
I love to dance to Spanish music, R&B is very sexy – no rap, and very sensual Latin music.
And who can forget your Shakira parody from last year?
Oh yeah, I forgot about that! That was a lot of fun. I had to hire a choreographer to learn those moves. It was NOT easy to dance like Shakira!
It’s obvious you take good care of yourself and I know fitness is a passion of yours.
I love weight training. That’s what I do. I guess you could say my feature dancing is cardio but at the gym I weight train.
Do you follow a diet, too?
It just has to be balanced – proteins, carbs, all the food groups as long as it’s healthy. Nutrition is key. If you have a balanced diet you’re good.
Is it difficult to manage the different aspects of your career?
It does get pretty hard because I’m always on the go. I don’t have time for myself. I’m usually in a different state every weekend and during the weekend days I just like to rest. You have to make time to rest. From 9PM until 4AM I’m pretty busy during the weekend. Even before this I’ve been good about planning and scheduling so that’s always been a part of my life. If I need time off I’ll take time off.
Do you have a pretty cool gym? I’ve wondered what it’s like when a porn girl hits the gym. Have you ever been victim of a rude fan?
I put on my game face – my bitch face. My bitch face means “don’t talk to me!” I have weights and I will hit you with them! I’m very focused and determined so nothing bothers me in the gym unless somebody comes up talking to me. I’m busy right now! I’m from New York and I’m straight-forward. I’ll let you know how I feel!
You just mentioned that you don’t have time for yourself. Does that make it hard to have a relationship and is that even a priority for you?
I would like to have a relationship but it’s hard. Not many civilian people would understand the business. They don’t get it and they can’t handle it. They always think they can, but they can’t. A lot of guys are insecure and it’s not easy. I’m not fortunate enough to have one yet but eventually I will. I guess it is better off being single while you’re in the industry but you don’t want to be alone, either.
Tell me about your fans and how you stay in touch with them.
It is so important. Social networking is very important to me. It’s good to interact with your fans because they get to know you personally. I love interacting with my fans. I can’t respond to every single one but I try.
There’s no place better to interact than your website – NikkiDelano.com!
There is a link to contact me through Verified Call so you can actually talk to me on the phone. There are a bunch of exclusive scenes you can’t see anywhere else on my site – girl/girl, boy/girl, group scenes. My Amazon wish list is there. If you join my site you also get access to 16 other sites – a lot of hot girls.
I think shooting original content for your own site is the way to do it now. Some companies allow their scenes to be pirated so easily or they’re all over the internet for free. I would think that would be really important to a performer.
That’s very true. I shot for one company but the content was packaged under another company. Sometimes you don’t know where it will end up because so many companies are inertwined. It’s kind of annoying. Some companies have so many tube sites that I’ll see their shit all over the place. Some companies have their shit together and some people just don’t care.
There are so many ways to get free porn now and it really has affected sales. No doubt about it.
The younger fans will always go for the free stuff. Most fans 35 and older are paying to join a site or to buy a DVD. The younger fans are so good with technology that they can find whatever they want for free. My eight year old brother gets on the internet and is so much more advanced than when we were in school. It’s video games, CDs, DVDs – it can all be downloaded to your laptop or whatever device you want to use. I don’t buy DVDs. I use Netfilx.
It’s easier to stream it and have it whenever you want it.
Exactly. And porn is the same way.
You’ve got quite a bit going on. You’re going to be in Hustler soon, right?
Yes, I’ll be in Hustler for the first time in a couple of months. I’m nominated for the Adult Entertainer of the Year at the Gentlemen’s Expo and Best Ass, Best Feature Dancer and Best Latina Performer at the Night Moves Awards. Follow my Twitter to keep up to date on what’s going on.
Between Best Ass, Best Feature Dancer and Best Latina Performer – which means more to you?
(laughs) Best Latina Performer or Best Feature Dancer. Best Ass would be cool but I prefer something that’s about how hard I work. I put in 110% when I shoot. People think it may be easy, but it’s not. You have to be professional, work hard, fuck hard, make sure your dialog is good, make sure you acting is good and not sound fake. I want to put on a good performance. And I also love feature dancing. When I put on my shows I put on great performances and I really love what I do. I want to be recognized for all my hard work.