Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane has been named the host of the 2006 AVN Awards Show on Jan. 7 in Las Vegas.
The 23rd annual ceremony that recognizes the best in adult entertainment will be held at the Venetian Hotel Grand Ballroom.
“It’s such a big opportunity,” Jesse Jane said Tuesday. “I’m going on my third year in adult and to be asked to host the AVN Awards is amazing, unexpected. … It’s an honor to represent the whole industry. I’m so happy I don’t even know what to say.”
The Arlington, Texas, native added, “It’s just a fun show. It rewards everybody in the business.”
The former regional training coordinator for Hooters now stars in feature films such as the upcoming Digital Playground/Adam & Eve co-production Pirates that is set for release in September.
AVN Awards producer Gary Miller said that Jesse Jane's stage presence caught his eye.
"I liked her enthusiasm," he said. "She already gets the idea that it's a fun, exciting night."
Jesse Jane is preparing to leave on a promotional tour for Pirates that will take her to the East Coast and back on the "Howard Stern Show." But first she will pose for Playboy this week for the magazine's upcoming pictorial themed "The Girls of Playboy TV." Jesse Jane hosts "Naughty Amateur Home Videos" that begins airing on Oct. 1.