Meet Aubrey Kate, AVN’s Transsexual Performer of the Year

LAS VEGAS—In any list of the most beautiful transgender performers, Aubrey Kate would be at or very near the top—and it's no wonder: The tall, shapely blonde was a well-respected mainstream model before her transition, working the runways and fashion magazines for such internationally known agencies as L.A. Models and Wilhelmina Models, and that training obviously didn't leave her when she became a female.

We asked Aubrey about her personal life before getting into adult and found that she's a very private individual.

"Honestly, I would say the non-Aubrey me, I keep that super-personal," she said, "and keep the whole Aubrey thing as an everyday thing for that, but off-screen, I'm very personal; I keep that to myself."

Nonetheless, she did say that she's originally from Orange County, California, though she now lives in Las Vegas, in part because after high school, she got a full scholarship to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to study hotel management. However, she said, "I ended up not liking it so after two years I went back and got my cosmetology license. So now I can do my own makeup and hair."

Modeling was her first career after college, but unfortunately, once she began her path to femininity, the modeling opportunities mostly dried up.

"After I transitioned, it wasn't really accepted," she said, "so that's pretty much when I jumped into the whole filming thing, because no one else would accept me.

"So about four years ago, I was just doing side modeling and basically, called me and they kept on calling me and offering me a chance to shoot for them, and I kept turning them down because I wasn't ready for that, and then they called back one more time and I finally accepted. Right before that, I started talking about it and asking people in the industry about it, and my very first scene was a solo."

Aubrey believes her first hardcore scene was with Venus Lux, but although the two starred together in Joey Silvera's Next She-Male Idol 7 in 2013, their first pairing was in an earlier scene.

Asked about favorite on-screen partners, Aubrey mentions Phoenix Marie and Katrina Jade, though Alexander Gustavo was at the top of her list before he passed away late last year.

And while we’re eager to see much more from this blonde beauty, we had to ask if she'd thought about what she'd like to do after she quits acting.

"I would say I'd like to start producing, have my own production company, and even maybe also be an agent and scout girls; open an agency," Aubrey speculated. "There really isn't an agency now that represents us, so that's why I would like to do it. So far, I've done everything on my own and never had a PR person, though I just hired one recently, which we'll be announcing soon. I've never really had anyone help me, so after winning everything at AVN, I think it would be awesome to represent other girls."

Aubrey's website is

2017 Transsexual Performer of the Year Aubrey Kate