LOS ANGELES — Viral sensation TS Madison has been tapped to host the 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards set for Sunday, March 5, at the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif.
TS Madison received the TEA Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s event and was met with a standing ovation from the audience.
"As I move forward in my career in entertainment, it always gives me great pleasure to return to my roots and give a clean version of TS Madison to my fans,” TS Madison said.
“It's an honor and privilege to be hosting this year’s TEAs and I plan on giving the crowd just what it needs: a barrel of laughs and some good ol’ fashioned entertainment! Please don't miss this year’s extravaganza! It's gonna be a scandal.”
TS Madison is an entertainer, entrepreneur and LGBT activist. Huffington Post has called her a “trans viral sensation”; she has amassed a large following on YouTube for her web series, “Wait a Minute.”
“How many times am I going to say, 'Wait a minute’ between now and March?” Steven Grooby said. “Now wait a minute. Madison is going to be the emcee at the TEAs this year!
"Personally, I'm incredibly excited by this. I'm a fan and I love her YouTube posts and her larger than life personality. Madison has been in-front of the camera, behind the camera, and is now her own iconic brand, and I believe she'll bring that whole package to the show.”
“As someone who is part of our industry and has also succeeded as an artist in the mainstream, I think Madison is a perfect fit to take over from Jujubee as Mistress of Ceremonies,” said Kristel Penn, Grooby’s marketing and editorial director. “As my favorite Madison saying goes, we’re ready to ‘step ya pussy up’ at the 2017 TEAs.”
The Transgender Erotica Awards, now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers.
From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event which includes an awards ceremony, pre-party party, and now a daytime fan convention.