So why no BBW Awards at the Years, Transgender Erotica Awards?

So I thought I’d address the question, “Why no BBW Awards at this year’s TEA’s”, as I’ve been asked quite a few times.

The Transgender Erotica Awards, is a growing and evolving show, look it’s even got a new name this year!   In previous years, we had an “alt. model” award, won by among others, Chelsea Marie and Danni Daniels.  This was an award to be given to a model who didn’t fit the popular stereotype of a TS pornstar.   Our niche is growing sideways, encompassing more types of tgirls from a wide spectrum and as many of the most popular models were varied and different, the question became, “What is an alt. model?” or “What is a stereotypical TS pornstar” ?

After the 2012 show I met with Madison (she of Big Dick Bitch) about widening the scope of the show, so there would be more awards for different types of girls.  I don’t want to really start with a “Best ‘insert any ethnicity’ Model”, and that’s a topic for another day, but she mentioned a “BBW Award” which I thought had merit to replace the “Alt. Girl” Award and not wanting to call it a “BBW”, “Chubby” or other disparaging term, we came up with “Voluptuous Diva Award”.   The problem was, when it came to nominees, there really wasn’t that many girls who fit into the category who participated in regular scenes.  Madison was a certain nominee of course (although why she hasn’t won Best Hardcore Performer or Best Internet Personality yet, I have no idea!) but a few other nominees took exception as being called “voluptuous” (although one of the detractors had no issue accepting an award at a BBW specific show later that year).

The eventual judges pick and winner was Michelle Austin and well deserved it was, too.

So when it came to this year, I looked the potential nominees, of how the BBW industry had grown in our niche (if anything it’s shrank) and we decided to eliminate that award but bring back an award that would span all types of girls – from the beginners, to the mature, the BBWs to the punks, the alts, the goths, the baby play, the fetish and everything else.   It’s an award to someone who excels in being different in this industry … and we came up with the name “Grooby Girl” as our brand “Grooby Girls” supports ALL the different girls in the industry and is going to be the sponsor of the prize for this award.   You don’t have to have appeared on a Grooby website to be a nominee (although you should have either appeared on at least one professional site or host your own).

So I hope this answers your question.  The nominees for this category are wide and diverse and I look forward to seeing the winner.

Michelle Austin

 

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