VAN NUYS, Calif.—Digital Playground’s contract superstar Riley Steele won the AVN Crossover Star of the Year Award for her role in last summer’s mainstream hit Piranha 3D.
“I feel so honored to be recognized by AVN for my hard work with Digital Playground in breaking into mainstream,” Steele said. “Thank you to Alexandre Aja, Alix Taylor, Mark Canton, Gregory Levasseur, the entire cast and crew of Piranha 3D, and everyone at Dimension Films for seeing something in me for the role of Crystal.
“Also, thank you to everyone at HBO and G4 TV for bringing me into their family and allowing me to continue to make my dreams come true. Crossover Star of the Year is such a prestigious award and I only hope to keep raising my goals in mainstream and adult entertainment in the coming years.”
Not only did Steele walk away with the coveted prize, she also co-hosted the AVN Awards with Tori Black.
Plus, she was a darling of the red carpet, “When Riley stepped onto the red carpet she took everyone’s breath away,” says Samantha Lewis, President and CEO of Digital Playground. “All of us at Digital Playground are so proud of her. Not only for her AVN Award, but also for giving amazing performances in all of her DP features.”
The timing of Riley’s big Crossover Star win couldn’t be better. Piranha 3D was just released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Digital Playground Founder Ali Joone says he continues to be impressed by Riley’s performances. “She has been working so hard, and you can see that dedication and commitment in everything she does. We’re very proud to have her as part of our talented team of contract stars.”
Steele’s got two new Digital Playground features coming out soon. The Masseuse 1, a sexy new DP series, streets Jan. 18. In March, the big budget movie Top Guns blasts off. Riley will be joined by DP’s line-up of sexy contract stars Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Stoya and Selena Rose.