CNN Names Jessica Drake Photo Blog ‘Most Popular’ of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 3:15 PM PST

ATLANTA — Wicked Pictures contract star Jessica Drake’s photo essay on CNN.com was declared “most popular photo blog of 2013” by the prominent news outlet. 

The profile, co-created by photographer Chris McPherson and journalist Abbey Goodman, follows the adult performer, filmmaker and modern sex educator over three days in Los Angeles.

On Dec. 31, CNN tweeted, “And our most popular photo blog from 2013: A day with porn star @thejessicadrake, by @almostrad: http://cnn.it/1gjVLqz #CNNTop10.”

In the photo blog, Drake discusses L.A. County's controversial porn-condom law, the adult industry and her adult work, as well as her educational and volunteer work; the feature also peers into her private life.

“I was so surprised and excited to learn my CNN photo blog ranked number one for 2013,” Drake said. “Topping a list that includes many important societal concerns and well-known celebrities further proves just how interested the general public is in sexuality and the adult film industry. 

“Many people harbor preconceived ideas about what being an adult performer means and that is exactly why it was important for me to do this project. I am honored to have given so many people a candid look at my life, both on and off set, and I thank Chris and Abbey for their hard work on this piece, as well as Wicked Pictures for granting the on-set coverage.”

To see the complete photo essay on CNN.com, click here.

Drake’s “Guide to Wicked Sex” instructional series is currently up for the 2014 XBIZ Specialty Release of the Year Award. The anal edition of the series snagged the 2012 XBIZ Award for the same category.  

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