LAS VEGAS—The show floor of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a hectic environment, filled with performers and their fans side by side with exhibitors hawking everything from dildos to DVDs. And sometimes performers may just want to get away from it all for a few quiet moments. Once again, for the 2018 show—taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, sponsored by MyFreeCams and kicking off today with a ribbon cutting at 11:45 a.m.—talent can find refuge in the Cupcake Girls suite.
After seven years at the show, the Cupcake Girls lays claim to having provided talent with more than 9,000 services during the annual AVN Expo. The local non-profit industry resource is returning to pamper, support and provide reprieve in their entertainers-only Relaxation Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas-based team will offer complimentary beauty and wellness services from Thursday, January 25 until Saturday, January 27.
The Cupcake Girls and their generous private donors, along with Jodi West of Forbidden Fruits Films’ $1,000 Bronze Sponsorship, will fund the $20,000 private, industry-only suite. Thanks to the donated goods from companies like Timid Lashes, Pretty Women Nail Polish, Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas, and Flowers of the Field, the Cupcake Girls and their team of professionals will be on hand to provide makeup and lash applications in three styles (smokey, cat eye and natural), hair styling in three styles (straight, curly, and retro), mini-massages, a wellness station, phone charging station, smoothie bar, appetizers, swag bags and, of course, cupcakes.
Entertainers are welcome and encouraged to walk in during the Relaxation Suite’s hours to take advantage of the complimentary offerings; alternatively, up to two appointments per day can be pre-booked for $20 per service to guarantee the time slot and service.
“The Cupcake Girls work tirelessly throughout the year to help the men and women in the adult industry who are struggling. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, depression, legal issues or a host of other things, The Cupcake Girls are there to assist,” said Jodi West, president and co-owner of Forbidden Fruits Films and JodiWest.com. “I am thrilled to have Jodiwest.com and Forbidden Fruits Films sponsor the Relaxation Suite at the AVNs for my third year, and thank the Cupcake Girls for making the world a more beautiful place!”
While the Cupcake Girls has continued to support the industry at the annual Adult Entertainment Expo by providing beauty and wellness services since 2011, this year is especially important to the non-profit organization given the heartbreaking passing of several adult actresses in just the past three months.
Providing year-round confidential, agenda-less and nonjudgmental support and resources to those in the sex industry as well as those affected by domestic sex trafficking, the Cupcake Girls’ services stretch far beyond the offerings they provide at AEE. Medical care, therapy and mental health support, crisis and emergency care, mentorship and advocacy, career & professional development, domestic violence and safe house support, educational resources, and parent and child care are just a few of the services The Cupcake Girls provide to their clients on a regular basis.
“Having an inclusive safe space to host AVN’s adult stars is so essential to us because we get to care for, provide services to, feed, hug, gift, and let hundreds of adult entertainers know that The Cupcake Girls exist. We are here for them, free of judgement and free of agendas, to listen to their stories, understand their needs, and show them the compassionate care they deserve,” said Joy Hoover, president and founder of the Cupcake Girls. “My heart breaks for Olivia, Yuri, August, Shyla and all the other amazing adult entertainers who we were not able to reach in time. We must not let their deaths be in vain. I intend to honor them as we continue to fight for the rights, respect, resources and unconditional support of every single one of our clients. The Cupcake Girls believes in a world where everyone, regardless of their job title, sexual orientation, beliefs, or background has access to comprehensive and holistic mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial care.”
For more information about The Cupcake Girls, visit .
The Relaxation Suite is located at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Celebrity Suite #448. Services will be provided January 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and January 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and for performers to pre-book appointments, .
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