2010 XBIZ Awards to be Hosted by Teagan Presley, Sunny Leone
LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce that it’s named top adult stars Teagan Presley and Sunny Leone as co-hosts of the 2010 XBIZ Awards, taking place at the legendary Avalon Hollywood on Feb. 10.
Both women are among the industry’s highest profile performers — both own their own production companies and are exclusive contract stars. Presley co-owns skinworXXX, and recently was named a contract girl for Adam & Eve, while Leone runs SunLust Pictures and is a Vivid Girl.
At last year’s awards show Presley served as the red carpet reporter for sister site, XFANZ.com and is excited to helm the awards with her good friend, Leone. The two appeared together in skinworXXX’s “Deviance,” released last year.
“I am so freaking excited to host the 2010 XBIZ Awards,” Presley said. “I love XBIZ, and I love Sunny; we make a great team. This is gonna be so much fun. Sunny and I are going to do a great job. We can’t wait to show you all what we have in store.”
For her part, Leone was equally enthused.
“I can’t believe I was asked to host the show, I had to contact [XBIZ] back to make sure they had the right person,” Leone said. “It’s a great honor and I can’t wait to do it. 2010 is definitely off to a great start for me.”
The Canadian-born Leone was named 2003’s Penthouse Pet of the Year. In 2005, Leone became a Vivid Girl and three years later formed her own imprint, SunLust Pictures, which is distributed by Vivid.
Leone’s mainstream appearances include a gig as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Awards on MTV India, a cameo in “The Girl Next Door,” performing in Ja Rule’s video “Livin’ It Up” and has appeared on E! Entertainment. Additionally, she starred in the Showtime reality series “Debbie Does Dallas” and in the FOX Reality series “My Bare Lady 2.” Recently, Leone was cast the mainstream action-adventure movie, “Pirates Blood.”
“Besides being absolutely stunning, Teagan and Sunny exude glamour and class,” XBIZ President and Publisher Alec Helmy said. “They are fun, intelligent and eloquent enough to carry the industry’s top business awards show. We have the two perfect hosts.”
At only 24, Presley has starred in more than 50 adult films and appeared on more than 100 magazine covers. Formerly contracted by Digital Playground, Presley was named the January 2009 Penthouse Pet of the Month. She’s appeared on HBO’s “Entourage” and made a cameo in “Superbad.”
“After working with and getting to know both Teagan and Sunny, we could not have found two better hosts,” XBIZ Premiere magazine Editor-in-Chief Steve Javors said. “Both are extremely hardworking, professional and a hell of a lot of fun with wicked senses of humor. The crowd is going to love them. Teagan and Sunny are going to be a dynamic duo.”
The 2010 XBIZ Awards is being held in conjunction with the XBIZ LA Conference, taking place Feb. 9-11 at the Sofitel Hotel in Hollywood, Calif.