Buxom, sexy, and shapely 5'6" brunette knockout Nina Mercedez was born Marcia Villareal on November 10, 1977 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She's of mixed Italian and Mexican descent. Mercedez dropped out of school and worked a variety of jobs at such places as Denny's, OfficeMax, and Barnes and Noble. Nina eventually became a bartender and was both a Budweiser swimsuit model and a Tejano calender girl prior to answering an ad in a newspaper and starting out in the adult industry as a featured dancer at a strip club called Heartbreakers. Following several years as a dancer, Mercedez was photographed for the June, 2000 issue of Penthouse. Moreover, Nina began participating in nude pageants; among the titles she has won in said pageants are Miss Nude North America and Miss Nude International in 2001, Exotic Dancer/Entertainer of the Year in 2002, and Miss Nude Universe in 2003. Mercedez has also been featured in and/or graced the covers of assorted men's magazines that include Busty, Fox, Cheri, Score, Playtime, Club International, Hustler Honeys, Gent, and D-Cup. Nina first started performing in explicit hardcore movies in 2002; she worked exclusively for the top company Vivid at the beginning of her porn career, but eventually left Vivid in 2006 and started her own production company called Heartbreaker Films.