Jesse Jane, Asa Akira Tapped to Co-Host 2013 AVN Awards

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network is pleased to announce that it has named adult megastars Jesse Jane and Asa Akira as co-hosts of the 2013 AVN Awards. The 30th anniversary show celebrating the biggest night in adult entertainment represents a significant milestone for the company and it promises to be a night to remember for the ages.

A bona fide adult superstar, Jesse Jane ascended from Hooters manager to Hawaiian Tropic pageant winner to international fame with a Digital Playground contract.

Digital Playground launched her into superstardom with global exposure on hundreds of magazine covers including FHM, Maxim, Strip Las Vegas and more.

She has earned leading roles on HBO's Entourage and in the feature Baywatch: The Movie, among others, and also has starred in a multitude of music videos for artists from Drowning Pool to Robbie Williams.

Jane's exuberant love of life and bubbling personality have made her a favorite and frequent radio guest on Howard Stern, Bubba the Love Sponge, and hundreds of Clear Channel stations nationwide. Her skills as a personality host on VH1, Much Music and CTV, as well as character roles on shows like Celebrity Uncensored, Celebrity Fit Club and Gene Simmons' Family Jewels have earned her worldwide recognition.

In 2005, Jane landed her own show on Playboy TV, Naughty Amateur Home Videos, and was named host of a second show, Night Calls. Her dating and sexual experiences earned Jesse the title of entertainment editor for Cheri magazine. She also pens regular columns for Genesis and Buzz magazines. The blond Texan's superb ability to entertain garnered her one of the most prestigious honors in the adult business, host of the 2006 AVN Awards show.

"I'm so excited to host the 30th anniversary AVN Awards!" Jane exclaimed. "It's such an honor to host again. I had a blast last time and this year will truly be amazing. Thank you AVN. I can't wait!"

Native New Yorker Asa Akira is a stunning Japanese-American who first gained a certain amount of fame as a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show. The 5-foot-2 Asian beauty and made her boy/girl debut for Gina Lynn Productions, shot on the East Coast. She had already done several girl-girl scenes, mostly with Lynn.

In the past couple years Akira has made her stamp on the business as one of the most dynamic sexual performers of all-time as evidenced by her whopping 10 AVN awards at the previous two award ceremonies. Her showcase movies from Elegant Angel, Asa Akira is Insatiable 1 and 2 both have won overall movie awards as well.

Akira cleaned up at the 2011 AVN Awards, taking home trophies for Best Anal Sex Scene, Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) and Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene, all from Elegant Angel's Asa Akira Is Insatiable, as well as Best All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene from Elegant's Buttwoman vs. Slutwoman. In addition, Asa Akira Is Insatiable won the Fan Award for Favorite Movie.

In 2012, Akira won Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene, Best Group Sex Scene, Best Solo Sex Scene, Best Tease Performance, Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) and Best Anal Sex Scene all from Asa Akira is Insatiable 2.

"I feel so incredibly lucky to have this chance to host the awards show," Akira said. "The AVN Awards is arguably the biggest, most important annual event in our industry. Hosting the 30th anniversary show is an honor I really can't even describe right now. To say I'm feeling excited would be an understatement. I'm hoping to make this one of the best and memorable shows in AVN history! I'm also hoping not to trip on stage."

For three decades the AVN Awards show has been the adult industry’s biggest night and the award itself, the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment.

Dubbed "the Oscars of adult" by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture.

The 2013 AVN Awards takes place Jan. 19, 2013 at world-class concert venue The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For ticket information, email [email protected]