PARAMUS, N.J. - Adult superstar Stormy Daniels has signed on as publisher of Velvet Magazine, one of America's top men's magazines since its founding 30 years ago.
Daniels, a Wicked Pictures contract exclusive as actress-writer-director, has gained a huge fan following with crossover appearances in several mainstream hits including The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad. She was named Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year at the 2008 AVN Awards, where the big-budget Operation Desert Stormy, which she wrote, directed and starred in, also won Best Sex Comedy.
Daniels will be writing her own monthly column, "Storm Warning," according to Dan Davis, editor-in-chief of Velvet and its sister publication Genesis, in which she will give her unique perspective on the adult film industry, feature dancing and her personal experiences. She'll also be featured in exclusive photo layouts and numerous covers.
"It's been incredible working with Stormy so far," Davis said. "She's easily one of the most intelligent and creative women in the business today, and she's obviously beautiful, so it's the perfect combination and an obvious choice to feature her in each and every issue."
Daniels has been writing her column for the last two years. "My fans really began to look forward to what I'd say next," she said. "I am a no-filter, speak my mind kind of girl, so you never know what I will discuss.
"I could not be more excited that I have found a new home at Velvet and I'm excited about this new partnership. Everybody knows I take my work and competition very seriously, so I intend to make Velvet a force to be reckoned with."
According to Davis, this is only the second time in Velvet's history that a porn star has been named Publisher. The last one was Vivid Girl Racquel Darrian, who held the post for ten years until 2002.
The July issue of Velvet featuring Stormy's first cover and column is officially on sale April 22 at newsstands worldwide. Digital editions and subscriptions are available at www.undercovermags.com.
For more on Stormy, visit www.stormydaniels.com.