Interview With Jonelle Brooks

Jonelle Brooks is a stunning adult industry star living in central Florida. Jonelle studied ballet from the age of 8 until she was 21 years old. At one point, Jonelle Brooks wanted to pursue a career in dance and it was initially her major in college. Jonelle Brooks has since graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia, and she is an MBA graduate (Master of Business Administration).

Jonelle has decided to pursue a career in the adult industry this year in order to raise funds for her transition process. It’s clear to me that she’ll reach her goal relatively fast with her winning personality, talent, and striking good looks. Let’s find out what makes Jonelle tick before she becomes a major porn star.

Caramel: I was pleasantly surprised to find out you were living at Daytona Beach, especially as a Floridian. One of my best friends from Daytona has been transitioning since she was 18 years old and it’s been no picnic for her. But things can be different for everyone. Are you originally from Daytona or from elsewhere in Florida?

Jonelle: I am actually from a very small beach community just south of Daytona Beach called New Smyrna Beach. However, I lived very far west in the country on a small horse farm. Believe it or not, I raised quite a few hogs and sheep for the county fair in my day. The area, as you said, can be a difficult place for someone who is different. I grew up hearing every slur people could think of to throw my way. I guess it has helped mold me into the strong TS woman I am today.


Caramel: You’ve indeed been molded into a strong TS woman and that’s not easy for anyone, no matter where you were brought up. How old were you when told yourself something like, “I cannot continue to live my life in this male gender” and everything that goes along with being born with the classification of “male”?

Jonelle: I can remember when I was eight years old and working in my first professional musical “The Music Man” I knew I was sexually attracted to men. The kids of the cast had a separate dressing room from the adults. However, to use the bathroom, you had to walk through the men’s dressing room. Wouldn’t you know it just so happens that I always had to use the bathroom right when the men were changing their clothes?

I struggled all through middle and high school with my gender orientation, using drugs, alcohol, and sex as a way to cope with my frustration and confusion. When I was 20, I finally was able to come to terms with who I am, and like magic, my unhealthy lifestyle came to a halt and I blossomed into the person I am today.

Caramel: I was in denial about my attraction to men at 20. I started seeing men eventually, but strictly on the down low. They were mostly CDs and TV though. How old were you when you actually started dating men?


Jonelle: I had my first sexual encounter at the age of 15 with actually someone who is still a very close friend. This person was a man and after that, I openly dated men and was open to my friends and family about it. I too was like you in the sense that I explored what I would also call TVs. These experiences lead me to accept the true me. At that point, I too was dressing for sex, but I knew in my heart that it wasn’t just a sexual phase. I felt more confident, sexier, and all-around happier with hair, makeup, and all that goes with it.

Caramel: I can’t guess your ethnic background, so fill me in.

Jonelle: That’s funny you ask about my ethnic background because everyone always asks me. Most people usually guess some sort of Latin background; however, I am not even close. I am actually Hungarian and Native American. I suppose that contributes to my eyes and skin tone. 🙂

Caramel: I’m not at all surprised that you’ve made your adult debut with SMC Productions. How did it feel for you to jump in at the top of the TS porn food chain?

Jonelle: SMC Productions is definitely at the top of its game. I feel incredibly blessed and humbled to be part of such an amazing group of ladies. I am so excited about the journey I have begun and can’t wait to take the ride (no pun intended). 😉

Caramel: You couldn’t have possibly just been tanning at the beach, took a look at yourself, and decided one day, “Hmm, I think I’m hot enough to jump into TS porn and I think I’ll begin at SMC Productions”.

Jonelle: To be honest, there aren’t many great options for work in this area, especially for a TS. I have worked as a showgirl all over the state of Florida for several years. Twirling in a bar is no way to make a living, and as a result, I struggled for many years. I finally decided it was time to take control of my life and steer it in the direction that would help me achieve the life I had longed for. I submitted photos to SMC Productions and the rest is history.

Caramel: So after making the decision to make your mark in the adult industry, did you have to sacrifice ties to friends or family members?


Jonelle: My family has been struggling with my transition, and unfortunately we are very distant; therefore I did not find it necessary or even relevant to share this with them. My close friends have always been like a family to me. The unconditional love and support of my friends I receive have allowed me to live my life and all my wildest dreams!

Caramel: Sometimes we go through more in life with our friends than we ever do with our families. All of us can’t have the balance we want. At any rate, I love glamour erotica but also Domination/submission and role-play porn. Would you ever consider doing BDSM-based work with TS Seduction?

Jonelle: I have had offers from other producers, but I am going to be working with SMC exclusively for now. I’m sure as my career progresses DVD work will be a part of my work. I’d love to work with Joey Silvera, as I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things. If I got an offer from, I would be very interested in doing TS Seduction. The production quality of their scenes is incredible and I must say I do like being dominant every now and then. 😉 I guess we all will just have to wait and see what happens next!

Caramel: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know you better, Jonelle.