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Women empowerment initiatives have taken center stage across various industries as of late. As more and more women seek equal representation and opportunities, some have led the charge in making that dream a reality. In the gaming sector, that leader is no other than famous gaming influencer and ford model Avori Henderson.
The gaming world is a rising industry that has grown into a multi-billion dollar empire in a short amount of time. Yet amidst all the opportunity for everyone to build a career around gaming, there has been very little representation of women gamers. Avori hopes to change that. A Colorado-based professional model and content creator, she has risen to prominence in gaming circles. Within a year since entering the world of game streaming, Avori has now reached 400,000 Facebook Gaming followers, 29,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 76,000 followers on Instagram.
Avori Henderson started her influencing career at a young age. Simultaneously, she did professional modeling, Avori joined multiple pageants, and picked up three titles with the Miss America organization. As the gamer and influencer continued modeling for various publications, brands, and organizations, Avori fell in love with gaming. A little over a year ago, she decided to try game streaming on Facebook’s Gaming platform. She streamed contests of her gameplay on titles like “PUBG,” “Call Of Duty: Warzone,” “Valorant,” and “Among Us,” and would later gather thousands of streams and followers.
The gaming influencer has appeared in some of the most notable shows and publications in the modeling and gaming industry. Avori appeared as a guest on “VENN’s Arcade Life,” one of today’s most-watched gaming segments. She has also appeared on Tube Filter, Gaming Lyft, Jejune Magazine, Naluda Magazine, The Pop Break, Meaww, Authority Magazine, Fandomize, Fitness Gurls, and Rival Magazine, to name a few of the fashion and game magazines the gamer has graced.
Most recently, Avori has also penned an agreement with Ford Models, one of today’s leading modeling agencies. With this new venture, Avori Henderson will be representing some of today’s most notable global brands. Since the beginning of her influencing and modeling journey, she has already worked with numerous conglomerates, such as Nesquik, Bang, Perky Jerky, Proctor & Gamble, and the Cheap Caribbean, among many others.
Avori also avidly pursues professional gaming as a gaming competitor. She has participated in competitions worldwide, including places like Sweden, France, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, and Mexico City. She has also organized tournaments, including the 2019 all-female tournament for women streamers and gamers. Through the event, Avori collected over 150,000 streams and over $10,000 in donations for partner charities FredHutch and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Through her platform and initiatives, Avori hopes to build more opportunities for gaming and other industries. She hopes that her success would serve as a banner for all women who want to dominate in their respective fields, showing that anyone can overcome gender bias. She aims to continue creating events and advancing her career, which she hopes will inspire more women gamers to pursue their passion and create the life they desire.