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Ela was rewarded for her continuous efforts in creating awareness of Virtual Reality Porn in the mainstream media

Los Angeles – Adult entertainment star Ela Darling  receives the XBIZ Crossover Star of the Year award! The annual XBIZ Awards celebrate the finest in adult entertainment. With mainstream media coverage in publications like the New York Times, Rolling Stone and the New York Post, Ela has risen to become the face of the VR porn movement. Ela’s advocacy of the emerging technology has led to her speaking about genre at events throughout the world. At a gala showing in Los Angeles, January 18th, the winners were announced with Ela landing the Crossover Star of the Year award.

“I was absolutely shocked and thrilled to find out that I won this award,” said Ela. “There were some really incredible stars that were nominated alongside me who deeply inspire me and I’m honored to have been recognized for my work in Virtual Reality. I’m so grateful to CAM4VR for giving me the platform to continue the discussions I started four years ago.”

More information on the XBIZ Awards can be found at https://www.xbiz.com/news/233053/2018-xbiz-awards-winners-announced.

Earlier in the week, Ela took part of multiple seminars to discuss VR Porn at the XBIZ Show. Talking to packed rooms, Ela commented on the future of the genre and its place in the industry, as well as the current state of affairs of the risks and challenges faced by adult performers in her Xbiz Talk.

“Speaking about the adult Virtual Reality industry is where I feel most in my element, and the panel we had at Xbiz was studded with some of the people I respect the most in VR Porn,” noted Ela. “My favorite part of the week, though, was during my Xbiz Talk where I spoke with direct honesty about the challenges and struggles shared by adult performers that we frequently don’t put into words. We are a community of some of the most incredible people in the world but we’re frequently expected to carry a lot of weight on our shoulders and look effortless while doing so. It was great to be able to speak to a room of my peers about the things we all face together and share a moment of solemn solidarity.”

About Ela Darling:
After years of performing in adult films, Ela Darling has emerged as a leading voice in the realm of Virtual Reality porn. She is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in the emerging field. Her company VRTube.xxx teamed up with CAM4 to release CAM4VR in the summer of 2016, after her company created the first live Virtual Reality webcam platform, bringing intimacy and immersion to a thrilling new level. Slender and fetching, Ela isn’t your average XXX star. Growing up she was a member of the National Honor Society, spelling team, sci-fi club, and chess club. While a sophomore in college, the teenage goth performed as part of the sideshow for Circus della Morte in Dallas, TX before she started modeling. Ela went on to study forensics and human behavior and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. By the time she was 21, the brainy beauty had also earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science focusing in Youth Literature and Services from the top library school in the country, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Before she dipped her toes in the XXX world, Ela started out as Associate Director and Head of Reference for her local library. At age 22, she gave non-nude softcore bondage fetish videos a try, and the rest is history! Ela has performed for several notable companies including Wicked, Adam and Eve, Devil’s Film, Evil Angel, Filly Films, Kink.com, Zero Tolerance, and Juicy Pink Box. It should come as no surprise that the witty sexpot devotes her free time to serving as the elected President of APAC (Adult Performers Association Committee), advocating politically on behalf of the adult industry, playing Dungeons and Dragons, enjoys all things to do with Harry Potter and reading everything she can get her hands on. Ela is nominated for XBIZ’s Crossover Star of the Year 2018 thanks to her rising status in the mainstream Virtual Reality industry. In 2016 she has been a featured guest and speaker at VR conferences all over Europe and Silicon Valley and brought mainstream press attention to the oft-overlooked adult industry through her VR evangelism.

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