EL PASO, Texas — Adult star and Heartbreaker Films owner Nina Mercedez appears tonight and tomorrow at the Red Parrot in El Paso, where she'll be performing twice each night and greeting her local admirers between sets.

"They're like the most loyal, loving and polite people in the world," Mercedez' husband and business partner Ray Balboa said of the starlet's El Paso fan base. "There's a line usually from where she's standing of probably 50 to 75 people, and they wait patiently, and when they get up there, they're respectful and nice. [A lot] of them are Mexican guys, and there's not that many Mexican porn stars out there, so to them, she's kind of like their representative in the adult world."

The former Vivid Girl has been crowned Miss Nude Universe and Exotic Dancer magazine's Entertainer of the Year, among other honors, and currently appears in the Heartbreaker Films release Thrust, distributed by LFP Video.

The Red Parrot is located at 14401 Gateway Blvd. W. Call (915) 852-2181 for showtimes, and for more Nina Mercedez, go to www.ninamercedezxxx.com.