LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce that adult performers Jessa Rhodes and Angela White have been named the Official Trophy Girls for the awards event of the year, the 2014 XBIZ Awards, presented by Fleshlight, on Jan. 24 in Century City, Calif.
The Oregon native Rhodes is also an award nominee for Best New Starlet and Best Scene, while the Australian star White recently launched her much-anticipated website, AngelaWhite.com.
“I am honored and privileged to be a part of the XBIZ Awards show,” Rhodes said. “I haven't been in the industry long, but it feels great to be recognized as part of it. Thanks for choosing me as your Trophy Girl!”
With more than 50 movie credits for several leading studios during the past year, Rhodes has become one of adult’s fastest rising stars. She earned an XBIZ Award nomination for Best Scene in a Vignette Release for her work with Tyler Nixon in Digital Sin’s “Family Business.”
Since beginning her career in 2003, the Melbourne native White has distinguished herself as Australia's most well-known adult performer. She recently landed in Australia’s Cosmoplitan magazine in a two-page feature on the heels of a front-page article in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
In addition to appearing on Australian TV, she also received national attention during her bid for the Australian Sex Party Senate seat during the Victorian state election in 2010.
“I am so grateful and honored to be chosen as an XBIZ Trophy Girl for 2014,” White said. “I'm excited to be involved in recognizing and applauding the achievements and successes of my peers and those in the industry who are doing great work, pushing boundaries and helping the industry grow.
“I'm also humbled by the fact that I am the first Australian performer to be chosen for this prestigious duty. Thank you so much, XBIZ."
The red-carpet ceremony, set to return to the historic Century Plaza Hotel, will honor outstanding achievements across every segment of the industry during the past year. The brightest stars from the world of erotica annually mix with an elite gathering of industry luminaries to make the XBIZ Awards the most prestigious symbol of success. Adult film superstar Jenna Jameson will be master of ceremonies for the gala.
The XBIZ Awards coincides with the industry’s premier trade events series, XBIZ 360, which will take over the entire property of the W Hollywood Hotel Jan. 22-25 for an unprecedented lineup of events dedicated to exploring the future of digital adult entertainment, movie production, pleasure products and retail.
To see a full list of nominees for the 2014 XBIZ Awards, click here.