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‘The Sex Factor’: In search of America’s next top porn stars

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The Sex Factor WARNING: Adult content

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In nine days, “The Sex Factor,” the highly anticipated web-based reality-TV competition in search of the next top porn stars, has its world premiere.

The XXX episodes and behind-the-scenes extras are free, and fans can interact with the cast on Twitter @SexFactor. Here is the trailer on YouTube. WARNING: This is for adults only.

Four of the contestants hoping for their shot at porn-dom and the $1 million prize are from Las Vegas:

• Internet documentarian and videographer Buddy Hollywood, 25

• Webcam model Kaelin Blake, 22

• Adrian Lee Rae, 25, a nude model for Suicide Girls who also is manager of a major tourist attraction here

• DJ and male stripper Sonny Keegan, 27

Las Vegas-headquartered executive producer Buddy Ruben created the 10-episode original series.

He cast leading porn stars Asa Akira, Tori Black, Remy LaCroix, Lexi Belle and Keiran Lee to serve as the show’s judges and coaches. They mentor 16 wannabe porn stars (eight men and eight women) who have never been filmed before.

“They’re not ‘amateurs,’ they’re actual civilians who responded to our open casting call at the January AVN convention at the Hard Rock Hotel,” Buddy Ruben told me.

“The contestants compete in increasingly explicit challenges to win their share of a $1 million prize, along with instant porn superstardom.”

Buddy Hollywood proved so knowledgeable about film work that the producer wound up hiring him for his crew for editing and production.

“We’re going to break the Internet on May 19!” Buddy Ruben added. “Our judges are some of the top adult film stars in the world, and are well suited to coach those who aspire to follow in their footsteps.

“Episodes are filled with hardcore sex, technical coaching, drama, humor and all of the bloopers you’d expect.”

Reaction in advance is booming, and Buddy is already accepting applications for a Season 2 that he’ll cast and shoot at the next AVN sexpo at the Hard Rock Hotel from Jan. 18-21.

He’s opened his production company in Las Vegas under the auspices of the adult mega-site xHamster.com after working in San Francisco’s tech industry. He’s also planning two other adult-themed shows from Las Vegas this year.

“It’s going to be a rapid expansion,” said Buddy.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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