Fresh Face: August Ames

This lanky lass with a perfect body came from Nova Scotia to build a career in the adult industry. (She's pictured here in Kevin Moore's Brand New Girls.)

Hometown: Antigonish, Nova Scotia | Age: 19 | Measurements: 5-foot-6, 115 lbs., 32D-23-25 | Hair: Light brown | Eyes: Brown

How did you start with this?

I was honestly bored. I was working two jobs, I was bartending and I was also working at a tanning salon. I'm a very impulsive person and I decided to try out the industry, just to see what it's like, in Canada. I wanted to go to the States and go full-throttle with it. I don't like to half-ass anything. I like to do it and do it right. Be amazing at it. I can't be a teacher after this so I might as well kill it.

What was your first scene?

It was a solo/fetish scene. Trying on different stockings, wiggling my toes, stuff like that. I was trying not to laugh the whole time. It was so easy. My first boy/girl shoot was for Wicked, for the movie Selfies.

How many scenes have you done now?

Fifty, since November. I've been busy.

What's the best scene you've done so far?

I'm going to say the most passionate scene was for Mason, with Danny Mountain. It was a lovey-dovey couple making love. The scene was two exes, and they had slept together the night before and they were saying, "We can't do this again" and he's like, "I'll change" and I said, "Show me how." Mason stressed that she wanted emotion in it, and I started crying. That made Danny start crying. It was so intense we had to take a breather. It was romantic and brought back a lot of memories for me.

Who do you want to work with that you haven't worked with yet?

Jessa Rhodes. She's gorgeous. I think she's naturally beautiful. I saw her at Adult Expo and I was staring. I felt like a kid in high school with a crush on someone.

How is making videos different from what you thought?

I didn't know there were hardcore and softcore. I didn't know there were stills and pretty-girls. I thought you just show up, have sex, and they make a movie out of it. There are so many different components of making it right, making it perfect. I didn't know about camera angles or aiming toward the camera. My first two weeks in, it was like, "Oh my gawd, new girl." I didn't want to make any noise.

Do you like working in the adult industry?

I do. I like that I'm surrounded by a bunch of people who are okay with you being yourself and being open. Back home, it's like people punish you when you want to look pretty or something like that. They scoff at you. Here, you can stand naked in a room full of people and not be judged.

What’s the biggest misconception outsiders have of the adult industry?

Definitely, it's the way that we're treated. I feel that people outside the industry think that people are being abused. The experience that I've had personally, I've been treated with the utmost respect. People are professional. They think it's a bunch of pervs with cameras.

What are your biggest turn-ons?

When guys don't try so hard. But when they kiss my neck, and bite my ear, or when a guy takes charge and like, pulls me down—I dig it. With someone I really like. That's what I try to get my boyfriend to do, but he's like [whiny voice] "I don't want to hurt you." JUST DO IT!

Describe your dream sexual scenario.

The typical teacher-student thing. I'm the student in class, the bell rings, everyone goes, I stay in the room, lock the door, and then the teacher does me on his desk. I think that's so hot. I had a thing for my history teacher in high school. He had a thing for me too. We never hooked up or anything, but two weeks before school ended in my senior year, he texted me a picture of his dick. He said he meant to send it to his girlfriend. I said that's okay, I don't care, then he asked me how I liked it. I thought, "I caught you. I knew you sent it to me on purpose." Then I moved away and I haven’t seen him since. Now he knows what I look like naked.

What three personal items would you take if you were stranded on a desert island?

I'd bring my passport, lip balm—it's an island, you might get chapped lips—and a toothbrush.

What’s the most valuable life lesson you’ve learned?

The one that my mom's been trying to drill into my head is "You can't trust anyone but yourself." But I don't like that one, because what's life without being able to trust anyone? The one that I've learned is always have a positive attitude, and a positive outlook on life, because what you give out, you get in. The law of attraction. Karma. Whenever I had a bad attitude, or just pissed off, something bad happens. So I'm like, "just pretend to be happy and something good will happen." I'm always optimistic.

How would you spend your last day on earth?

[Pause] Half of the day with my family, half of the day in bed with my lover. And eating as much food as I can.

How would your best friends describe you?

Funny, outgoing. I'm a perfectionist—I'm a Virgo—I like to say “understanding”: I always try to listen and help them with their problems, but I'm crabby when I'm on my period. And sometimes I worry about the little things and not so much about the big things. If my lip liner broke, not about getting a car or car insurance. Big things'll work themselves out, but lip liner—oh my gawd.

How do you spend your free time?

Resting. Watching TV. Back home it was hanging out with my friends smoking weed, whatever. Here it's resting, hanging out with my boyfriend, just enjoying the peace and quiet. I'm not a big partier.

If you weren't doing this, what would you like to be doing?

That's a hard one. I fantasize about different little things, like being a teacher. The other one was being a flight attendant, but with all the traveling I'm doing now I can see why flight attendants loathe their jobs. I'd say being a teacher or a stay-at-home mom.

Do you have a long-range plan?

Not really, no. I'm very spontaneous. I have a handful of what-I-want-to-do, but not in any order.


Quick Hits

Food you would be able to eat every day: Leftovers. Fish. Salmon.

Best concert you’ve been to: I've only been to two. One was Avril Lavigne, and the other was Carrie Underwood. Between those two, I would say Avril Lavigne because I was younger and I was like, "Oh my gawd, Avril Lavigne, I have a poster on my wall."

Pet peeves: When I'm in a rush and I know I need to hurry up and people are interrupting me while I'm trying to focus. I get so mad. And when I try to help my girlfriends out with their problems and they keep repeating the same things they've been doing. "Why can't you listen to me? Why can’t you just take my advice?" They complain about everything that sucks and they don't do anything to change it. And crumbs on the counter.

One thing you would like to change about yourself: I'd like to be less indecisive. At the end of the day I know myself and I know what I need to do, but I'm always indecisive. Questioning myself. I need to have more faith.

What gets you in the mood: If I'm really attracted to a person, just looking at them. Other than that, I'd say good techno music. And a few shots.

Is there anything else we should know about you? Like every girl in the business, I'm more than just a porn star. I am a fun, loving, normal chick who likes to have fun, likes to live her life, and I don't want the world to burn.