Meet the 2016 AVN Awards Trophy Girls: Jenna Sativa & Elsa Jean

A plum assignment in the porn world is serving as a trophy girl at the AVN Awards Show—a high-profile post that puts the chosen performers on stage for the duration of the show. This year’s trophy wranglers, Elsa Jean and Jenna Sativa will join Anikka Albrite, Joanna Angel and comedian Kate Quigley on stage on January 23. Read on for more about these two newcomers.

Jenna Sativa

There’s clearly something exceptional about Jenna Sativa, given the fact that she’s the only all-girl performer agent Mark Spiegler—notorious for maintaining a roster of girls with little to no sexual limitations—has ever accepted as a new client.

“I take no credit for this whatsoever,” Jenna is quick to contend. “It was literally a miracle. I went to see Mark to get some advice, because Mark is the best and I wanted to see what he thought that I should do.” It just so happened that at the time, two of the highest-ranking Spiegler Girls—Dana DeArmond and Asa Akira—were visiting as well, and jointly decided on the spot that Jenna needed to join their ranks.

As she was walking to her car, Dana and Asa came running after her and brought her back to Spiegler. “Mark said, ‘They totally convinced me to take you. I asked them what they thought about you, and they said that they loved you and that I should take you,’” Jenna recalled. “We were screaming and jumping around. That was the best freaking day ever! I was beyond excited.”

Having earned the Spiegler seal of approval, along with a 2016 AVN All-Girl Performer of the Year nomination and one of the two AVN Awards Trophy Girl slots, Jenna seems poised for a very bright career, indeed. And there’s plenty she hopes to accomplish. “I want to direct,“ she said, “and I also want to learn photography, so I’ve been looking at some schools.”

In the meantime, she says she couldn’t be happier about her present lot in life. “It’s better than a dream,” she gushed. “I get to wake up excited every day!”

Follow Jenna Sativa on Twitter @JennaSativa.

Elsa Jean

Yes, she named herself after the princess from Disney’s Frozen, but Elsa Jean tends to call an entirely different princess to mind for most: porn princess Riley Steele. Jean says that people note the resemblance on “every shoot that I do. Every single one.”

Not that she’s bothered by the comparison, per se. “She’s really, really pretty, so I’m like, ‘Yeah!’” Jean concedes, albeit with the qualification, “I just want to be my own person.”

She certainly can lay claim to her own personhood insofar as her educational history is concerned: Having graduated high school at 16, she jumped early into higher education at George Mason University, where she began studying to become a surgical assistant. Once she turned 18, however, “I stopped and did porn,” she said.

But don’t take that to mean she’s abandoned her scholastic ambitions forever. “I plan on finishing it, honestly,” she asserted, “because I’m really big on education and I love to learn.”

So what did make her turn to porn, exactly? “Well my sex life absolutely sucked, and I always watched porn,” Jean explained. “I think I’m overly sexual compared to the average person, so I constantly watched porn. I was so frustrated! You don’t understand—it made me angry all the time! And I thought, ‘I need to have good sex, so why not try porn?’ And then I loved it, so…”

Now that she’s here, what does she most want the porn world to know about her? “I want everyone to know that Elsa Jean is the greatest person alive,” she quipped.

One believer is her agent, Mark Schechter, who said, “I am so proud for Elsa Jean to be selected as a trophy girl for this year’s AVN Awards Show. Elsa is truly deserving of this honor, as she continues to impress each and every director who has shot her. Elsa is a true example of what it takes to be a big star in the adult industry. I look forward to her continued success.”

Follow Elsa Jean on Twitter @ElsaJeanxxx.