Full press release after the jump.
(VAN NUYS, CA) Three time defending Favorite Female Performer Tera Patrick has once again advanced to the finals of the FAME Awards. In fact, the fans who vote for these prestigious awards have chosen Tera as a finalist in three categories. Not only is she up for an unprecedented third consecutive Favorite Female Starlet, but Tera is also a finalist for Favorite Breasts and Favorite Star Website.
“The FAME Awards are truly unique,” says Tera. “They are voted on entirely by the fans without any politics or business to get in the way. It is truly an honor to have won Favorite Female Performer for the past two years. With the fans support perhaps we can make it a third.”
Visit www.TheFameAwards.com to vote for Tera as Favorite Female Starlet, Favorite Breasts and Favorite Star Website.
ABOUT TERA PATRICK
Tera Patrick is the number one pornstar in the world today. With a classy, exotic, and more Glamour Queen than Porn Queen look, a voluptuous body, and keen sense for business, Tera has transcended hardcore to mainstream celebrity, emerging as the millennium’s first authentic global sex symbol.
Born in Great Falls, Montana to an American Army doctor father of English and Dutch descent and a Thai mother, T era moved around quite a bit as a child both in the U.S. and overseas, gaining a valuable, early understanding of different peoples and cultures. At the tender age of 13, she was discovered by a Japanese photographer on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and immediately enrolled in the venerable Barbizon Modeling School. Soon after, Tera signed with Morning Sun modeling agency and became an overnight success in both print and runway, spending most of her teen years as a working model in Japan, Europe, and New York.
Upon returning to the U.S. after immense success overseas, Tera felt compelled to give something back and removed her high heels long enough to enroll in Boise State University to take undergraduate classes in biology. Finding helping others truly fulfilling, Tera pursued a career in medicine by earning a certificate as an emergency medical technician and studying until she achieved a degree to be a registered nurse. She landed jobs in nursing homes and emergency rooms in Simi Valley, California, clearly becoming the sexiest girl in white her hospital had ever seen.
Even though Tera genuinely enjoyed nursing, friends convinced her to get back into modeling. She soon found herself at an open audition for Playboy and was selected from among a thousand ambitious and gorgeous ladies for both the magazine and Playboy TV. In the blink of an eye, Tera Patrick was gracing the covers of every important men’s publications, including Hustler, Club, Swank, Velvet, High Society, and Cheri. She remains t he only woman to ever grace the covers of Playboy and Penthouse simultaneously and she still holds the laudable position of publisher of Genesis magazine. And to this day, she is the only erotic performer to appear on the cover of the domestic FHM. She also appeared on the cover of FHM U.K., where she served as the magazine’s sexpert for four years.
A hopeless exhibitionist, Tera further explored her sensuous side and in late 1999 she stepped onto the big and small screens, accepting roles in various nude and soft-core features like The Seduction of Maxine and other “skin-a-max”-type soft-core flicks. While her first film, Aroused, directed by adult visionary Andrew Blake, was indeed a hardcore film, she only performed with a girl making her role in the film soft-core. Her first hardcore film (girl-boy) came later that year/next year in the Adam & Eve production Fire and Ice. Tera’s naughty notoriety spread even further through her co-hosting role on Night Calls 411 on Playboy TV from 2000-2003.
In her almost 10 years in the entertainment business, Tera has been featured in over 100 adult films and has appeared on more magazine covers than any other adult star in history. Since winning the coveted “Best New Starlet” award for her first film, Tera has gone on to win every major award in the medium and she continues to set records on the adult charts.
In 2002, she met the man of her dreams – Evan Seinfeld of the HBO prison drama Oz and founder/lead singer/bassist of the multi-platinum hardcore Brooklyn rockers Biohazard. After a whirlwind romance, the couple tied the knot in Las Vegas on Jan. 9, 2004 and currently reside in California.
In 2003, Tera and Evan formed their own production company, Teravision. Tera exploded as a contract star (a “Vivid Girl”) for porn giant Vivid Entertainment, but the dynamic duo was confident they could produce top quality adult fare on their own. Today, Teravision releases two High Definition erotic adult movies each month via U.S. distribution through Vivid and their porn empire goes beyond Teravision. They also have a licensing and marketing division (The Tera Patrick Agency), a lingerie line (Mistress Couture), a radio show (Rockstar/Pornstar on Playboy Radio on Sirius), a hardcore production company (Iron Cross), and some of the most popular porn websites on the Internet, including their official flagship site, TeraPatrick.com.
Tera’s superstar status has also been furthered by countless appearances in the mainstream media, including a cameo in the blockbuster Will Farrell comedy Blades of Glory, a storyline based on her and co-starring her on Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force, an appearance in the video game Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood, and her role a spokesperson and downloadable character for the video game Saints Row 2. Mainstream fans also know Tera from various specials and shows on CNBC, HBO, WE, MTV, E!, VH1, and of course, the Howard Stern Show.
Tera is booked solid on an exhaustive schedule; celebrity appearances from Conventions like AVN, and Exxxotica , to Video stores and record stores and even DJ’s at the hottest clubs in America, in NY, Miami, Chicago, Reno, Los Angeles, and many more, including several appearances each year at the top grossing nightclub-restaurant in the world, Tao Las Vegas. Tera is the top feature dancer selling out gentleman’s clubs around the world and is getting ready to heat up Las Vegas with her very own live burlesque show!
Tera is also extremely active in the adult film community, raising money for causes such as the Free Speech Coalition and A.I.M Healthcare and the cancer-battling organization, B.A.B.E. (Breast Awareness Benefits Everyone).
In 2008 Tera and her husband Evan created a public service announcement for the Restricted To Adults – RTA Website Label to remind parents to utilize parental filtering software. Created by the online child protection organization the Association of Sites Advocating Child protection (ASACP), RTA is committed to protecting children from viewing age-inappropriate content. In 2009 ASACP honored Tera and Evan and their efforts to protect children online with its annual Service Recognition Award.
Currently, Tera has three mainstream instructional fitness videos BEING released, titled Fit for Sex, with the company that brought us Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease. And, she begins hosting her new show, School of Sex on Playboy TV, this fall in which Tera gives sex advice while her teachers’ helpers act-out the advice. She will also star in her new burlesque show, Sex, which debuts in January 2009. Tera and Evan are currently writing their joint autobiography Rockstar/Pornstar: An American Love Story with entertainment journalist Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna, author of Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star and Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day–by–Day Chronicle.
Tera’s awards and honors:
2000 Hot D’Or – Best New Starlet
2000 Nightmoves Award – Editor’s Choice Award – Best New Starlet
2001 Adult Stars Magazine – Consumer Choice Awards – Best New Starlet
2001 AVN Award – Best New Starlet
2001 AVN Award – Best Interactive DVD for Virtual Sex With Tera Patrick
2001 Genesis Magazine – Best New Cummer
2001 XRCO Awards – Best New Starlet
2001 Nightmoves Award – Fan’s Choice Award – Best Actress
2002 Nightmoves Award – Best New DVD “Forbidden Tales”
2002 Runner-up Penthouse Pet Of The Year
2002 Hustler Honey
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Genesis Magazine Pornstar of The Year
2004, 2005, and 2006 FOXE Fan Favorite
2006 FHM 100 Sexiest Women
2006 Temptation Awards – Best Actress
2006 Temptation Awards – Teravision: Best New Studio
2007 F.A.M.E. Award for Favorite Female Starlet
2007 Adulcon – Mainstream Crossover Star of the Year
2007 Venus Berlin – Best American Actress
2007 AVN Award – Best Interactive Movie – InTERActive
2007 E-Line Awards, Venus Berlin – Best Performer, Best Businesswoman
2008 AV N Award – Best Cinematography: Tera’s Fashion Underground
2008 AVN20Award – Best High End All Sex Release: Broken
2008 AVN Award – Best Interactive Movie: InTERActive
2008 F.A.M.E. Awards – Favorite Female Starlet
2009 Service Recognition Award
From the mind of adult megastar Tera Patrick comes Teravision – a top adult studio where glamour meets hardcore. Teravision produces high-end glossy vignettes and features in high-definition. Content is available in every conceivable medium from DVD, Blu-ray, Television Broadcast, Pay Per View, Internet, mobile phone downloads, video on-demand, and remains on the cutting edge of emerging formats.
Tera Patrick is the number one active star in adult and has received every important award in the adult industry. Teravision employs and retains the top directors in the industry, and is best known for constantly blurring the lines between the adult and mainstream worlds. For more information please contact Teravision, the next level in star-powered erotica.
Playboy’s “Rockstar, Pornstar”
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Tera Patrick’s School Of Sex
Tune in and see Tera on her new series on Playboy TV , Friday nights at 9pm