Jessica Drake, Kayden Kross to Host 2012 XBIZ Awards

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce Jessica Drake and Kayden Kross as hosts of adult entertainment's biggest industry awards show, the 10th annual XBIZ Awards, on Jan. 10, 2012, in Hollywood.

Drake, an exclusive contract star for Wicked Pictures, is one of adult entertainment’s most decorated and accomplished actresses, while Kross is the 2011 XBIZ Award-winner of Acting Performance of the Year who performs exclusively for Digital Playground.

“I’m so honored to be chosen to host XBIZ’s 10th anniversary awards show,” Drake said. “I can’t wait to be on stage kicking off such a grand industry event, and the fact that I’m hosting with Kayden Kross is icing on the cake. She’s beautiful inside and out with a killer sense of humor. XBIZ Awards, here we come!”

Kross could not agree more.

“It’s such an honor to be chosen as the host of the XBIZ Awards,” Kross said. “The adult industry has given me so many opportunities and this one ranks up there with the best ones. I’m so excited for January 10th!”

Kross won her first XBIZ honor in February for her performance in 2010’s “Body Heat.”

Alec Helmy, founder and president of XBIZ, said that Kross and Drake were natural selections to host the company's 10th anniversary show.

“To have two of the industry’s brightest stars host the most significant event in XBIZ’s history is special for us,” Helmy said. “Kayden and Jessica represent the A-list of adult entertainment stars. They possess that rare combination of beauty, wit and intellect, and having them team up for our big tenth anniversary show will make for a truly unforgettable night.”