Nikki Delano is a smoking hot blonde from Brooklyn who’s an exotic fireball of Puerto Rican, Colombian and Italian decent. With just six months in the biz, she’s performed in over 75 films for the top studios in the industry.
Before she got into Adult, Nikki was an exotic dancer, gymnast and attained a Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology degree with a double minor in Addiction Studies and Criminology. She’s also very passionate about fitness and is known for her perfectly fit booty.
Recently recognized by XBIZ with a nomination for Best New Starlet, Nikki will be at AEE/AVN this weekend in Las Vegas signing for TITS (Two in the Shirt), My Phone Site, Elite Webcam Models and her agency, ATMLA.
We squeezed into Nikki’s busy schedule for a quick conversation about her rising career and plans for the future.
How are you? How are things?
Great! Lots of exciting things to start off the new year; for example, the XBIZ Awards last week and AVNs are coming up. In addition to these events, I am feature dancing throughout the entire month of January.
If I asked you to look back on your early years growing up, how do you remember yourself?
I was an awesome student – always the teacher’s pet. Oddly enough, I was rather shy. However, I was always very athletic.
What was your personality like in high school?
I started I to fall in love with fashion. I became known for being very trendy and sassy.
Tell me about the first time you recognized your sexuality. Was it something you were comfortable with or were you kinda shy about it?
I have always been open with my sexuality. After my first encounter, I was hooked and addicted to the pleasure. Even at the age of 16, I was very sensual and wild.
Do you remember the first time you were exposed to some form of adult material – magazines, late-night movies on Cinemax (ha!), or porn? What was your initial reaction?
My first encounter were those late night shows on HBO, and later watching porn on the internet. My initial reaction? Wow! I was instantly turned on, and wanted to be a part of the action. The exposure to adult media has led me to actually being able to have sex on camera. There I can demonstrate the passion I put into pleasing a man or woman.
Was getting into porn something that was mentally easy to do?
Yes, since the age of 16 I have known that I wanted to do it; however I was worried what my family would think. Nevertheless, my first encounter was very fun. After that I said, “Hell ya! Getting paid to have sex, what better job can you get?!”
What kind of hesitations did you have?
The approval of my family and friends was my biggest reservation.
Did you have misconceptions about what a career in porn would be like? Has everything happened like you thought it would? Has anything taken you by surprise?
Yes, it’s very different then I imagined. You are having sex for the camera; therefore, it’s not the same sex you would have in your personal life. You always have to be aware of the camera, to be sure it can capture the penetration, among other technicalities.
Has it been easy for you to have friendships and good working relationships with other people in the biz?
I get along great with everyone in the business. What’s been difficult is maintaining friendships with those outside the industry that do not agree with my career choice.
How was your first time on set?
I was a bit nervous, and I really didn’t know what to expect, so I was a little lost. However, once I got past the initial nerves, I totally got into it and put on a sexually explosive show for the camera!
People have this misconception that if you’re in porn you have to be hooked on drugs or come from an abusive family.
That is completely false and a common misconception. I’ve never done drugs and never will. I cherish my body and well-being.
What’s your family life like?
I was brought up In a strict Catholic family. I was always an honor roll student, always into health and fitness.
Tell me about having relationships and working in the biz. Is it easier to date someone in adult or someone outside of the industry? OR is it better just to stay single?
When you are in the industry, dating in general, is very hard. Dating outside the industry; however, is the most difficult. “Civilians” don’t understand that even though it is sex, it’s only a job. Unless you are in the industry, it is difficult to understand this concept.
What goals do you have for your career?
My own production company, agency, mainstream work and gym and nutrition line.
You’re obviously having a lot of fun, too. What advantages do you have now that you’re a porn star?
Freedom to make your own schedule, networking and meet some really great people.
Who are some people in adult that you look up to?
My agent Shy Love, my webmaster Nina Mercedes, and my publicist Erika Icon.
Do you have any desire to work on the other side of the camera?
Yes, absolutely! In the future I want to create my own enterprise of porn.
What kind of music do you like?
Anything Spanish. Reggaeton, Salsa, Meringue and Bachata. I’m Latin I just love to dance.
What are some of your favorite songs out right now?
Don Omar’s new single.
If you hop in your car and just drive what do you listen to?
Even though I love Spanish music, I have Rap, R&B and pop music blasting on my speakers.
What’s coming up next for you?
I’ll be in two mainstream movies, feature dancing throughout the US, meeting and greeting fans at all the conventions throughout the year, and several XXX feature films.
What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for believing in me and following me from the beginning. Without you guys there wouldn’t be Nikki Delano. Love you, xoxo!