Katrina Jade Wins 'Empire' Fan Contest

LOS ANGELES—Director Axel Braun announced Monday that 2016 AVN Best New Starlet nominee Katrina Jade came out the winner of the online casting contest for fans to choose the star they'd most like to see in proposed epic The Empire Strikes Back XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, currently seeking crowdfunding through Indiegogo.com.

The contest was launched two weeks ago, and gave adult stars the chance to rally their fans through social media to vote in their favor with a $5 donation to the project. Jade, who boasts 242,000 Twitter followers, claimed the highest response, while Sasha Heart took second place with an honorable mention for the sexy campaign videos she created.

"I'm very happy to have Katrina on board," Braun said. "She's been in several of my movies, and she's a terrific actress and performer, with a delightful attitude and true superstar potential, and she's a fantastic addition to our stellar cast."

Jade was recently featured on the cover of anthology release Axel Braun's Inked from Wicked Pictures.

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