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Triple Crown: Vanna Bardot named Female Performer of the Year by XRCO, completes awards show sweep

Chanel Camryn, Anna Claire Clouds also nab top honors at 40th annual gala in Hollywood

By Austin King / Editor

May 6, 2024

HOLLYWOOD — If she hasn’t already, Vanna Bardot may want to invest in a custom trophy case.

A big one.

After all, it’s hard to imagine that Bardot’s mantle or dresser is spacious enough to display all of the hardware she’s collected since the beginning of 2024.

Four months after earning the industry’s top honor from both XBIZ and AVN, Bardot on Sunday was named Female Performer of the Year at the XRCO awards—a triple crown sweep that was last accomplished by Emily Willis in 2021/2022.

Wearing a forest green dress, Bardot accepted her trophy on the stage at Boardners in Hollywood, where hundreds of her peers and colleagues gathered for the 40th rendition of XRCO’s gala.

The 24-year-old Bardot also sported a necklace with Vixen Media Group’s silver “V” pendant resting just above her bronzed chest. The ode to the studio titan was fitting, considering Bardot’s Vixen showcase, “Influence: Vanna Bardot,” also won “Best Release.”

In just five quick years, the Florida native has gone from a 19-year-old known for her braces to a high-end model to a performer who is now one of the most successful—and versatile—performers in all of porn.

“From the very beginning, Vanna had a mindset for her career path that was very impressive,” said Mark Schecter, the ATMLA agent who has represented Bardot for four-plus years. “It wasn’t one of those things where she catapulted and went vertical initially. That’s not always a good thing. I think it was both her and our management style that enabled her to maintain a nice, steady pace in her career.“

Hosted by Caitlin Bell and Lauren Phillips, with newcomers Savanah Storm and Taylor Nicole serving as trophy girls, Sunday’s XRCO awards show was one of the most well-attended in history.

Chanel Camryn also received a top honor: Best New Starlet, four months after claiming the same award from AVN.

Regarding studio shoots, one could argue that Camryn has been the industry’s hardest-working model since her debut in April 2022. Camryn entered awards season in January, having shot 221 career scenes—an average of nearly 11 per month over the previous 21 months. There have been times, Camryn said, when shot as many as 25 scenes in one month, an almost unfathomable number.

Camryn celebrated her victory with a post-awards show trip to IHOP.

“It’s all about loving what I do,” Camryn said. “I love being on set. I love being around people. That’s my social hour. I don’t like big events where there's a lot of people, but I love the little family moments that we have on set. When I had to take a month off because I was injured, I couldn’t wait to get back on set.”

Another one of the industry’s top all-around talents in recent years has been Anna Claire Clouds. Still, even though she’s earned XBIZ and AVN trophies for various scenes, Clouds shockingly entered Sunday’s ceremony without a single “performer” trophy to her credit. That changed Sunday when she claimed XRCO’s Girl-Girl Performer of the Year award.

Even though she’s equally effective in scenes with male performers, Clouds has indeed earned a reputation for her work in all-girl content, with colleagues raving about her oral skills.

“Thank you to every single woman who has ever let me eat her pussy,” Clouds tweeted after the show. “We just won an award.”

Saturday’s sponsors included Brazzers, Adult Time, Adult Empire, SS Ent/The Mall, LucidFlix, Lexi Luna, Inside the Industry With James Bartholet, Krystal Davis and HoneyHouse PR, Star Factory PR, Angela White, IAFD.com, MILFY and NightMoves Multimedia.

The full list of winners at the 2024 XRCO Awards follows below:

Best Release  – Influence: Vanna Bardot – Tushy/Pulse

Best Comedy - Love, Sex & Robots – Adam & Eve Pictures

Best Gonzo Movie – Performers of the Year 2023 – Elegant Angel

Best Gonzo Series – Breast Worship – Jules Jordan Video

Best Girl/Girl Series – Touch – Slayed/Pulse

Best Anal Series – Anal Savages – Jules Jordan Video

Best Ethnic/Blended Series – Blacked Raw – Blacked Raw/Pulse

Favorite Adult Web Site – AdultTime

Best Director (Features) – Ricky Greenwood

Best Director (Non-Features) – Jonni Darkko

Best Director (Web) – Derek Dozer

Best Actress – Kira Noir, Machine Gunner – Digital Playground

Best Actor – Tommy Pistol, Feed Me – Adult Time/Pulse

Personal Favorite – Angela White

Charlotte Stokely Girl/Girl Performer of the Year – Anna Claire Clouds

Female Performer of the Year – Vanna Bardot

Male Performer of the Year – Isiah Maxwell

Trans Performer of the Year – Emma Rose

New Starlet – Chanel Camryn

New Stud – Dan Damage

Teen Dream – Molly Little

Star Showcase – Deep Inside Jennifer White – Darkko/Evil Angel

Unsung Siren – Gizelle Blanco

Unsung Stud – Robby Apples

Superslut – Summer Vixen

Vicki Chase Orgasmic Oralist – Nicole Doshi

Awesome Analist – Vicki Chase

Hall of Fame

James Bartholet
Lexi Belle
Tommy Gunn
Mike John
Kagney Linn Karter
Misty Stone

Austin King / Editor

Austin King spent nearly 20 years as a mainstream journalist before pivoting to coverage of the adult industry in 2020. He specializes in breaking news and in-depth features, with some of his best work to date coming for AVN Magazine in profiles of Gina Valentina, Casey Kisses, Anna-Claire Clouds, Kayden Kross, Chanel Camryn, Kenzie Anne, Lilly Bell and others. Austin resides in Texas but makes frequent trips to Porn Valley.