LOS ANGELES — The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has announced that Wicked Pictures contract stars Asa Akira and jessica drake will host the XRCO Awards, to be held on Wed., Jun. 22 at the Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood.
"When it comes to star power in XXX these days, it is impossible to beat a Wicked contract star; jessica and Asa are the perfect women to preside over this year's show," said XRCO's Dirty Bob. "They are beautiful, amazing spokeswomen for the industry, and both know a thing or two about what it takes to walk home with XRCO hardware."
This will be drake's second time hosting the XRCO Awards. Eight years ago, drake hosted the 2008 XRCO Awards with Kayden Kross.
In 2004, drake won her first XRCO Award for Best Actress: Single Performance for her role in Wicked Picture's "Fluff and Fold." And drake won the same award again five years later for her role in Wicked Pictures' "Fallen."
"I'm really excited to host the XRCO Awards once again," drake said. "It really is a unique show, and I've seen it go through some awesome changes over the years, getting better each time. I can't wait to have Asa Akira standing next to me onstage. Everything I've done with her has been magic, and I'm sure XRCO will be no exception."
Akira won Female Performer of the Year from XRCO in 2012 and 2013, and in 2012, she also won XRCO's Superslut Award. In 2015, Akira was named Mainstream Adult Media Favorite by XRCO and was nominated for Best Actress.
"XRCO has been very gracious to me in the past, and I am so thankful to them," Akira said. "Of course, I am beyond honored to host the show for them this year. And who better to do it with than jessica drake? I feel very lucky."
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