Ready to Bust: 10 Newcomers on the Cusp of Greatness

PornCrush dishes on the industry's top fresh faces

By Frank Lotion / Contributor

Mar 14, 2023

Edging a scene partner takes talent.

But doing it to an entire industry? Well… that requires someone extra special.

And the names on this list are precisely that.

Less than a year into their careers, these performers have sparked a universal "rise" from directors, scene partners, and fans.

After much consultation, PornCrush presents the “Ready to Bust” Class of 2023. These are the fresh faces we feel have the strongest chance to explode—while simultaneously making you explode—throughout this year.

Alexa Payne

With cascading black hair, washboard abs, flawless skin and 34D breasts, Payne is quite the head-turner. But the former track and field star is defined by more than just looks. Just 40 scenes into her career, Payne has already taken on Johnny Sins, tasted Reya Sunshine and been throat-fucked in a rough scene with J-Mac. Brazzers, Reality Kings and BangBros are among the studios who have booked the 26-year-old Payne, a Dallas native to plans to move to Florida in May. Payne tells PornCrush that anal, DPs and gangbangs are in her future.

Amanda Riley

Fame, awards, money, power. It’s all right there for Amanda Riley, who could blossom into one of the top trans performers in history if she decides to take on a full shooting schedule. Riley has already won over fans with her natural looks, smooth and soft features. But she morphs into a nympho once the cameras turn on. Her first boy-girl scene (with Chris Epic for Grooby) was nominated for an AVN Award. Expect more such honors in the future for Riley, who is being mentored by Daisy Taylor.

Brenna McKenna

A favorite of director Mike Adriano, McKenna created quite a buzz at the AVN Awards & Expo in Vegas in January. Along with being in phenomenal shape, her fashion was on point and she emanated a noticeable glow. If the industry had a “best smile” award, McKenna would be a shoo-in nominee. McKenna is known as an anal performer who also loves DP—yet she was nominated for Best Oral Sex Scene by AVN. Her versatility and likability could let to big things in 2023. McKenna is also an in-demand exotic dancer.

Demi Morgan

The feedback from male performers about Morgan has been nothing short of glowing. “She so sensual … her body is amazing … she’s such a cool person.” That’s lofty praise for a newcomer, but not surprising. Anyone who has watched Morgan’s scene with Oliver Flynn for HussiePass will agree. Boasting wavy black hair and 34C breasts, the heavily-tattooed Morgan was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Morgan has about 25 scenes under her belt for companies such as BANG!, Cherry Pimps!, Inked Vixens and Naughty America.

Eva Nyx

Nyx earned a college degree in psychology and spent a year as a special education teacher before entering the adult industry. The 5-foot-1 spark plug has shot about 40 scenes for studios such as Brazzers, Reality Kings, BANG! and Team Skeet. Nyx nicknamed herself “The Rim Reaper” because of her affinity for tossing salad. A point guard for her high school’s basketball team, Nyx turns 22 next month but could pass for younger. The San Francisco resident has impressed director’s with her work ethic and bubbly personality.

Kate Dalia

A Connecticut native, Dalia was already comfortable in front of the camera when she entered the industry last fall. The long-legged stunner was thriving as a fashion and lingerie model in the northeast and also had a successful stint as a stripper. The demand for Dalia for photo shoots often matches her requests for porn shoots. Dalia, who is 29, has already worked with A-list talent such as Keiran Lee, Ramon Nomar and Mick Blue. Dalia has an outgoing personality and radiance that helps her stand out in a crowded room.

Kenzie Love

Love has been around longer than most on this list but has opened the year with newfound momentum. Her BGG scene with Angel Youngs and Keiran Lee for Brazzers was elite-level stuff. Love, who grew up near Dallas, is a free spirit who prides herself in positivity. For a long time she lived in the back of her van. Porn enthusiasts who prefer natural bodies will fawn over Love, who has one of the top overall figures in porn—and a pretty face to match. Bigger companies would be wise to consider Love, who stands out with her dirty talk.

Odette Fox

Less than a year Into her career, Fox is regarded as one of the hottest redheads in porn and is among the most in-demand performers on the OC Models roster. With 34D natural breasts and no tattoos, she’s worked with big-name talent such as Isaiah Maxwell, Will Pounder and Codey Steele. The 5-foot-1 Fox is 29 years old and hails from Riverside, Calif. She’s already worked for Brazzers, Nubiles, Naughty America, Elegant Angel and others.

Queenie Sateen

Born and raised in New York, Sateen is one of the more enigmatic performers in the industry. When she’s not dropping jaws in a porn studio, Sateen is performing at clubs in a rock band. A 5-foot-7 squirter, Sateen is known for her sensuality and versatility. While she excels in scenes with male partners, Sateen’s work with females is just as hot. Her tryst with Emma Hix and Anna Claire-Clouds for James Avalon’s Fantasy Massage is a can’t-miss.

Scarlett Alexis

Simply put, Alexis is one of most mature 22-year-olds you’ll ever meet. Spend just a few minutes around the all-natural beauty and It’s clear she has her act together and that her career is about to take off. Although she’s only been in the industry a short time, Alexis is already doing anal and double penetration. She’s worked for Nubiles, Brazzers and Team Skeet and will add even bigger companies to the list once her agency situation gets worked out. One director told PornCrush: “She’s easy to have on set. She shows up prepared and has a good attitude. You don’t have to tell her to do anything. She just knows.”

*Note: These performers are extremely new to the industry. If you’ve shot in excess of 60-70 scenes—or were nominated for Best New Starlet—you weren’t eligible for this list. One exception is Kenzie Love, a PornCrush favorite who flew under the radar last year but is now picking up momentum.

Frank Lotion / Contributor

Frank Lotion is a veteran adult film critic who writes reviews and features for PornCrush. He lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where he was recently promoted to assistant to the assistant manager at Long John Silver’s (Employee of the Week Runner-up: February 2014). Frank is a proud subscriber to 37 different Only Fans accounts and openly simps for Teagan Presley and Jesse Jane, claiming to have reviewed—twice—all 955 films in which they’ve appeared. Frank makes regular visits to Porn Valley and has never missed a two-for-one sale at Adult Video LAX, where he is a regular #Booth4 #pleaseknock