"I feel almost like I owe them something,” Mayes said. "I'd like to give 'em what they've been waiting for and let them see my asshole get plundered. It's actually unbelievable I've accumulated this many fans in such a short time. I love them. Unfortunately, they haven't had the chance to see much of me, lately. I've decided that the only way to go is up, and that's to sign with LA Direct Models. I think that with their credentials I’ll be at even more promotional events getting closer to my fans!"
Mayes also won AEBN’s Best Newcomer title and the Starlet of the Year Award at the 2009 Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews.
“Tanner's potential is plain for all to see, and we welcome the opportunity to realize that into a meaningful and lengthy career,” said Derek Hay of LA Direct Models. “Tanner joins an elite group of models at LA Direct and competition and standards are high, we are optimistic that this will bring out the best in her and for her long term future."