The Sex Awards Taps Kayden Kross to Host Inaugural Award Show
Multiple award winning superstar, sex symbol, and Digital Playground contract starKayden Kross has been selected as the host of the Sex Awards, the adult industry’s first consumer-voted award show to be broadcast on national television.
“I’m honored to be chosen to represent something so new – and already with such a broad audience,” says Kayden Kross. “It’s a huge compliment.”
The official 2013 Sex Awards website will launch , allowing fans to vote online for their favorite stars, sites, and products in nominated categories.
“As social networking and online technology has evolved, it has made the fan a much more immediate part of our lives and our success,” says Kayden. “It would make sense that an awards show would finally give the voice to the fans as well.”
Kross has plenty of experience interacting with the camera, fans, and the mainstream media; the Penthouse Pet, centerfold, and two-time cover model was the host for the 2010 AVN Awards, as well as a two-time host for the XBIZ Awards. She also is the host of the show Krossfire on Playboy Radio. Kross was named one of CNBC’s twelve most popular stars in porn in 2011.
The Sacramento-born Swedish-American beauty has made multiple appearances in mainstream media, including G4’sAttack of the Show, A&E’s Family Jewels, Cinemax’s Life on Top, and AMC’s Breaking Bad. Having appeared in several mainstream feature films, Kross will be appearing in a co-starring role in the upcoming film, The Hangover Games.
Adding to her performance credentials is her writing; her short story, “Plank,” appeared in the 2012 short story collection Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. Kross is also a regular contributor to Complex and XBIZ magazines.
Show organizers have announced a venue change for the live September event in Hollywood, due to overwhelming industry support and high demand for attendance to the star-studded event. The recently renovated Avalon Hollywood on Vine St, directly across the street from the famed Capitol Records building, will be the Sex Awards’ new home.
“We under-estimated the kind of response we were going to get from the adult industry,” said Paul Fishbein, president of theX3Sixty Network, who is producing the show alongside AVN Media Network, the company he founded 30 years ago. “We needed to make sure we had seating for all of the industry and talent, and now we do.”
Fishbein cites the beauty and character of the Avalon as another reason for the switch.
“They’ve totally re-done this classic concert venue and made it comfortable and modern, without losing the character of the building,” he said. “There are great areas for people who want lounge-type boxes with sofas and bottle service, as well as theatre-style seating, opera boxes, standing room at the bars, and a lounge-style seating in the balcony with perfect views of the stage.”
The invitation-only event is open to all adult talent and industry personnel. No tickets will be sold to the public for this event. The Sex Awards will be broadcast nationally in January 2014.