MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Inscrutable journalist-cum-blogger and exceptionally tall fellow, Gram Ponante, has selected fast-rising adult star Chanel Preston for his special award, the Ropey Volley (Pornographers to Watch Out For).

“I didn’t expect that at all from Grams,” Preston said. “Not that I’d say he was premature,” she quickly added. “But being chosen by him as a newcomer to keep an eye on—it’s pretty nice. Yes, let’s say it’s nice.”  

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Ponante issued a special statement of support: “Chanel is a beautiful, leggy Hapa princess with a great sense of humor and the attitude and motivation that will make her a hit with fans. She has doubtless already inspired thousands of Ropey Volleys.”

He did not say, of the Alaska native and transplanted Hawaiian, “I love Chanel more than moose musubi,” but he might have given half the chance.  

In addition to his own site,, Ponante’s maintained the stamina to be the longest contributor to (since 2005), part of the Gawker network, earning him an audience of literally millions.  

Preston recently appeared on the cover of Xtreme Magazine, adorned the cover of France’s top adult publication, Hot Video Magazine, and was featured as’s Babe of the Day, as well as online at,, and

For the 2011 AVN Awards, Preston shined as a Trophy Girl, while being nominated for Best New Starlet, Best Couple’s Sex Scene (Fashion Fucks), Best Group Sex Scene (Speed) and Most Outrageous Sex Scene (This Ain’t Avatar XXX 3D).

The starlet also appeared in four movies nominated for best of the year.

She earned NightMoves Magazine’s Best New Starlet award and is currently nominated for Best New Starlet by, and appeared on the cover of Xtreme Magazine. The beauty also held the coveted position of Trophy Girl for the XRCO Awards and the FAME Awards.