Adult film star Nikki Benz, who was born in the Ukraine and raised in Canada, hit New York City this week to celebrate her new title as Penthouse Pet of the Year 2011, along with her birthday at a party at the Sky Room Times Square.
The Penthouse Pet, 29, who now resides in Los Angeles, was born Dec. 11, 1981. She was in New York to promote the January issue of Penthouse, which she covers.
“I’ve always wanted to be a Penthouse Pet, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d become the 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year!” said the busty, blonde Canada native. “I would like to thank my fans, my friends and family for their support.”
Benz eagerly pursued a career in the adult film industry. Shortly before her 21st birthday, she reached out to a porn film director and was signed with Pleasure Productions in January 2003.
She made her first girl-on-girl sex scene in “Strap On Sally 20″ with Gina Lynn, and her first boy-girl scene with Ben English in “The Sweetest Thing.”
Since 2006, she has been nominated for more than a dozen industry awards, including for best porn Web site and female porn star of the year.
Spotted at the party were Penthouse PR mavin Lanie Speiser, music and entertainment PR man David Salidor and former porn actress Robin Byrd, host of “The Robin Byrd Show.”
Byrd has been a fixture on public-access cable television in New York City for close to 30 years.
They were joined by a bevy of Penthouse Pets. Check out Nikki’s award-winning form here: