CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network is proud to announce that it has selected Chanel Preston and Wicked Pictures contract star Samantha Saint to co-host the 31st annual AVN Awards taking place Jan. 18, 2014.
The AVN Awards, the biggest night in the adult entertainment industry, is once again set to take over The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Both statuesque hosts are enjoying red-hot careers in front of the camera and see hosting the awards show as a high honor. The twin stunners both were nominated for Best New Starlet in their respective careers in addition to earning nominations for Female Performer of the Year at this year's show.
"It's truly an honor to be selected to host the AVN Awards," said Preston, who also served as the show's trophy girl in 2011. "I'm grateful AVN chose me and I'm already a bit nervous. I think hosting the AVN Awards is the most high-profile job in the industry. I've been nominated for big awards, I've been the trophy girl, but nothing can compare to the magnitude of hosting such a big show. I'm totally ready for this and I can't wait until the big night! Now I need to start looking for dresses."
Preston, a native Alaskan who began her career in adult entertainment in 2010 for Vivid's Brand New Faces series, has ascended the ranks to become one of the industry's top performers known for both her volcanic sex scenes and her skilled acting performances. She's toplined numerous high-profile features, parodies and all-sex releases for all the major companies.
In addition to her nomination this year for Performer of the Year, Preston also was nominated for Best Actress, Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene, Best Anal Sex Scene, Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene, Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene, Best Group Sex Scene, Best Supporting Actress, Best Three-way Sex Scene (G/G/B), and her movie, Chanel Preston: No Limits, was nominated for Best Star Showcase.
The 27-year-old Preston currently hosts Adult Insider for the X3Sixty Network, the entertainment channel's flagship show.
Both stars were named Penthouse Pets in 2012—Preston in February and Saint in October.
Speaking of Saint, the Memphis-born stunner exudes warm Southern charm. The lithe blonde beauty is the newest Wicked Pictures contract star and her latest films for the company, Saint and Sinners and Secret Admirer, are now in stores.
"I'm super excited to be hosting the biggest night in the industry," Saint said. "It's an honor to be asked to do this and I know it will be a huge highlight in my career, not only to host, but to represent Wicked on stage as well. I'm going to make the most of it."
In addition to Performer of the Year Saint was nominated for Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene, Best Oral Sex Scene, Best Three-way Sex Scene (B/B/G), and her movie The Insatiable Miss Saint was nominated for Best Star Showcase.
Saint has graced the covers of Penthouse, Club, Club International, Hustler and many more.
Saint described being ecstatic when she found out she was hosting the 2014 AVN Awards with Preston. The leggy pair worked together before for Brazzers in Pornstars Like It Big 14.
"Oh my God, I love her," Saint said of Preston. "I was so excited to find out we were hosting together. I think it's the perfect match; we're both tall and I'm the blond and she's the brunette. We get along and play off each other very well—we click. I'm always thrilled to see her, but now to host the AVN Awards together is going to be a blast."