ATLANTA - MILF extraordinaire Vicky Vette is ticked off over Tera Patrick's tactics in the 2008 Booble Girl of the Year competition.
With just a few days remaining at the online polls, the battle for Booble supremacy has come down to a tight race between Vicky and Tera. Ms. Patrick announced yesterday that if she wins the hotly contested title, she'll donate the $5,000 booby prize to the nonprofit charity B.A.B.E. (Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Everyone.)
Vicky feels the Tera camp has stooped to exploiting a worthwhile cause in a last-ditch effort to panhandle for votes in a porno pageant. She publicly protested Tera's PR with a lengthy statement on her blog, mobilizing her army of online fans to join the outcry.
Vicky has involved herself in charity work for years. She's scheduled to participate in the AIDS Walk in Atlanta on Oct. 19, and she regularly volunteers her time at a local hospital.
"Issuing a public proclamation for cancer research three days before the end of voting for best tits is pandering for votes," Vicky told AVN. "I support any legitimate cancer charity. B.A.B.E. may be entirely well-intentioned and worthy. I ask why the only scheduled event happened in 2007 and there is no way to buy tickets for anything."
As Ms. Vette pointed out, the B.A.B.E. website has not been updated since last year. But according to Tera's publicist April Storm, there's a good reason for that.
"When I spoke to [B.A.B.E. founder] Marcia Hrichison yesterday to make sure that it was an active charity, she explained that the only reason she hasn't been doing events to help promote it is that her mother has taken ill and she's been trying to take care of her," April told AVN. "So our donation would be a huge help to B.A.B.E. since she hasn't had the time to do fundraisers."
Nevertheless, Vette voters suggest that the Tera Patrick PR machine "duped" AVN and other adult websites into endorsing a disingenuous publicity grab. One particular comment was submitted to AVN.com at least five times; we can't count any higher, since we always type one-handed.
Welcome to the shark-infested waters of silicone-enhanced politics.
Vicky's populist take on the situation is perhaps the most compelling element at play in this clash of the titty titans...aside from the four gigantic breasts involved. While Tera is a world-renowned porn superstar celebrated for her mainstream crossover success, Vicky broke into the biz via Hustler's amateur "Beaver Hunt" photo contest and went on to build her following on the Internet.
"I may not have as many 'fans', but I have cultivated 'friends.' Welcome to social networking in the 21st century porn industry - you don't like it, but it is here," Vicky proclaimed. "Ask the fans on Facebook who have had instant message chats with Vicky Vette at one o'clock in the morning.... I chat, I interact, I do my best to respond, and I do it daily and weekly. I am not 'above' doing cam shows weekly, week in week out. For what is is worth, I may be one of the first 'major' (whatever that means) porn stars to jump the DVD Titanic ship and interact with fans to this extent. The porn industry is fooling itself if it thinks it can keep packaging up porn stars and throwing them on boxcovers. Fans expect more and they should get more. We are not 'stars' - we are lucky to have people buying porn with all the free porn being given away."
Stick THAT in your crack stem and smoke it, Porn Incorporated!
"Don't support me because of my charity work," said Vette. "If you want to vote for my tits, go for it; if you don't, then don't. I love Booble, I love the competition. I can only say, let's vote on the tits, not the PR."
Vicky is now in the lead at 16,014 votes to Tera's 15,842. Left in the dust are Nikki Benz, Catalina Cruz, Sophie Dee, Sabrina Deep, Hanna Hilton, Heidi Mayne, Trina Michaels, Mariah Milano, Shyla Stylez, and Brandy Talore.
To vote for Vicky, log on to www.vote4vette.com.
To support Vicky in the Atlanta AIDS Walk and other charitable efforts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.