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F. Scott Fitzgerald said "There are no second acts in American lives," but he never met Alex Chance. At 23, Chance has reinvented herself from BBW to mainstream porn performer, trimming down from a size 14-16 to a size 6. She's still curvy, with 34DDD boobs, but now she's trimmer and more toned.
She's also witty and articulate, and gives a good Q-and-A interview. Have a look.
The basics: Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia; grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Measurements: 5-foot-8, 140 lbs., 34DDD-26-36
Hair: Dark blonde/Brown (“Pick one”)
Eyes: Blue/Green/Gray/Hazel (“it depends on makeup and what I'm wearing. And my mood.”)
How did you start with this?
I had a friend whose wife was a contract girl for Score in Florida. He kept on asking me if I was maybe interested in maybe starting to do porn, and I was finally, like, "Fine, all right, whatever." I let him take some cell-phone pictures of me. He sent them off to Score and I was off shooting there. That was in Florida.
How is making videos different from what you thought?
It's a lot more work. It's not just a guy with a camera. There's makeup, there's hair, there's setup, there's wardrobe, thinking about angles, making everything look pretty. It's a lot different from regular sex.
What did you do before this?
I sold timeshares and did marketing for a timeshare company. I trained people to be like me and be awesome at it. I was a bartender, I danced briefly at a club, I was a Starbucks barista and managed a coffee shop.
Do you like working in the adult industry?
I love working in the adult industry. I can't imagine myself doing anything else right now.
What’s the biggest misconception outsiders have of the adult industry?
A lot of people don't realize we are a safe industry, that we're tested regularly. People think it's a rogue thing. A lot of people have misconceptions about porn stars. They think we're all dumb-blonde bimbo Barbies, and we're not. I like to think I'm smart. I was almost a nuclear engineer in the Navy until I decided that was not the career path I wanted to take.
What's the best scene you've done so far?
One for ATK Galleria, with Alan Stafford. It was awesome. We had really good on-set chemistry. It was great. He's really good. It was good. We had the chemistry thing going from the moment we get on set, and ATK shoots four sets of sex stills before you shoot the scene, so there was so much built-up tension, you could cut it with a knife. When we actually got to have sex, it was awesome, and it was a boyfriend-girlfriend scene. I like that because it's closer to the sex you have at home.
Who do you want to work with that you haven't worked with yet?
[No hesitation] James Deen. I've said this in every single interview since I started. It will happen eventually. We know each other; it just hasn’t happened.
You started as a BBW performer and made the decision to trim down and go for mainstream appeal. What made you make that decision?
The reason I was bigger to start with—I was never that size before—I had a job that was stressful. I traveled a lot, and I didn't have time to work out and I was working 12-14 hour days, out of town four days a week.
I wasn't the size I wanted to be, but I honestly don't think I realized that I was that size before I started doing porn. It was a shock to see myself. It wasn't where I wanted to be with me, personally. I continued performing through it, but I've been losing weight since the beginning of my career. I'm a healthier me now, and a happier me. I'm in a different category now, but I still have fans from that time. It was a business decision too, but it was mostly a healthy-me decision.
I'm glad that people have continued to follow me and be happy with me. I've gained fans—I'm sure I lost a few fans too—all in all, I'm happy, I've been losing it gradually, in a healthy manner, because no job is worth me starving myself or making myself sick. I'm working out and toning up more so I can get to the place I need to be with my body. I've been progressing and getting a lot more work because of it. I'm a happier me. I was a 14-16 when I started, and now I'm a 6.
When I started working in porn, I started taking better care of myself, changed my diet, started working out. Things have worked out since. I wish I could make it go away, the stuff I did back then. But I can't. I hope it doesn't hinder me in the future.
What are your biggest turn-ons?
I like when a guy knows my spots. I like when my neck gets bitten in a certain place. I like it when a guy is really good with his hands. And when he has abs. I like the abs. I could just look at them, or lick them, or something. I like it when a guy just knows how to take control of me and dominate me, and I don’t have to think about much.
Describe your dream sexual scenario.
Hmmm. I'm tied up and blindfolded in a room on a bed and he comes in—I don't know exactly who it is—I'm still dressed and he just starts touching me and caressing me, and kissing me. He starts slowly taking my clothes off, kissing all the way down my body to my pussy, teasing me so much that I'm at the brink of orgasm, and then he stops. He keeps doing that until I explode in his mouth. Then he enters me, and just fucks me silly—and then leaves. I like the stranger-ness of it.
What three personal items would you take if you were stranded on a desert island?
My Hitachi Magic Wand, my iPhone, and a large thing of water. No, wait, the Hitachi would be pointless, it plugs into the wall, A battery-operated body wand.
What’s the most valuable life lesson you’ve learned?
Never take something for granted. Live every day as if it's your last, because you never know when it's going to be. Do everything to the best of your ability, because everything you do is forever and you never know what's going to affect anything else. I try and take that approach with porn, because I want to give every performance as though it's going to be the best performance I'm ever going to give.
How would you spend your last day on earth?
That's hard. [pause] Hopefully with my family. My family and my best friend, because they mean the most to me. Spend the day with them, maybe go to a carnival or something. It wouldn’t really matter what I did as long as I was with them.
How would your best friends describe you?
Trouble, sometimes. I'm an instigator I tend to get myself into and out of a lot of trouble. I can talk my way into and out of any situation—I guess sales has helped in that way. Fun, Outgoing. Very open sexually. I like strangers. I'll talk to anyone about anything. I like doing anything that's new and different and fun. I really want to go skydiving soon. I really like the thrill of life.
How do you spend your free time?
I hang out with my best friend Presley Hart a lot. We do a lot of different things together. We go to Vegas, go to Havasu. We had a really cool trip to Havasu. We did a photo shoot on a boat, I jumped off a cliff into the water. I was watching people doing it and I did it myself. It was fun, it was exhilarating, everybody thought I was crazy for doing it. I thought it would be fun and it was. It didn't look that dangerous.
I like to read books. I used to like to go to the beach but I don't do that as much since I moved to California. In Virginia Beach I lived four blocks from the beach.
If you weren't doing this, what would you like to be doing?
I may go back to school. Either culinary school or med school. I have to finish my degree first. I've always been interested in those two things.
Do you have a long-range plan?
I want to continue performing. I want to get my website up by fall of next year, if not sooner. I want to direct, eventually. I like the science and the art of what makes up porn. It's like a beautiful disaster, all these things that are so crazy and awesome all at the same time make up this wonderful thing. Porn can be so different, and so great, and there are so many different fetishes and so many aspects of it, and I want to be a part of making that work.
Food you would be able to eat every day: Pumpkin. You can do anything with pumpkin. Pumpkin risotto, pumpkin ravioli, you can do mashed pumpkin, grilled pumpkin. I love pumpkin, it's one of my favorite foods.
Best concert you’ve been to: Vertical Horizon. They were playing with Journey at the music festival in Virginia Beach. They are so good. I've seen them, like, six times. Their song "Everything You Want" just puts you in an awesome state of mind.
Pet peeves: Bad hygiene. It's just unacceptable, especially in colleagues. Prima donnas. People who think they're more awesome than they are. People who are into themselves, just conceited people. I understand that we work in a business where it is all about us, but some people could tone it down. People who always have to be right and won't accept when they're wrong. Typos in text messages. Incorrect grammar in general. I hate when people incorrectly tweet or text. Sometimes I correct text messages and send them back.
One thing you would like to change about yourself: I'm always working on myself. I've lost a lot of weight since I first got in the industry. I'm always trying to work on me and be a better me, whether it's physically, mentally, emotionally, all of that. I'm trying to work to get to a point where my body is in the shape I want it to be in, and I'm trying to work on being a better person, always, as everyone should be.
What gets you in the mood: [low chuckle] It depends on the day. Today seems like an anal day. Seriously, I think I'm going to have anal later. I don’t do it on camera yet but sometimes when the mood is right I like to do it off camera. It depends. I like random public sex, and sometimes I want to be wined and dined and then taken back and romanced with candles and everything. Or sometimes I want dirty car sex. It’s the person turning me on and me being into them. If I'm not into them it's never gonna happen. It depends on what I want and who they are and what we're doing.
Is there anything else we should know about you? I really want to do big things and I want to be here for a while. I plan on making a lasting impression in porn before I leave it. I don't like to half-ass anything. When I did sales and marketing I was the top person, and I want to be the best at this that I absolutely can be. I want to make a lasting impression and have it be great.