Adult stars Bree Olson and Sunny Leone have been tapped to co-host the 2012 AVN Awards taking place at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 21, 2012.
Both mega-stars were overjoyed when they got the call.
“Hosting the AVN Awards is something that every girl in the industry wishes they could do,” Leone told AVN. “It’s the biggest event of the year for every performer, the most high profile. I’m definitely up for the challenge. I’ll be in front of my peers, friends and people I’ve known for close to ten years now. I think that will make it easier for me. I’m honored and truly beyond excited.”
Olson, who became a media sensation this year after her stint as one of actor Charlie Sheen’s live-in goddesses, told AVN that her experience on tour with Sheen during his Violent Torpedo of Truth series of live performances prepared her for this hosting gig.
“This whole year has been unexpected for me; it’s been quite a year,” Olson said. “The AVN Awards is the biggest night for the industry and, really, everyone, even those who don’t watch porn, know about the AVN Awards. This is just awesome.”
Olson, the 2008 AVN Best New Starlet, entered the business in 2006 and immediately began her meteoric rise as the “go to” box cover girl known for her intense sexual performances. The blond from Fort Wayne, Ind. was a contract girl for Adam & Eve from 2007-2010.
Post Adam & Eve, Olson returned to her freelance gonzo roots to star in numerous videos for Bang Productions, Brazzers, Jules Jordan Video, X-Play and Twistys. Currently Olson films exclusive hardcore content for her official site, BreeOlson.com and is relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a career in mainstream entertainment. She’s appeared in countless men’s magazines and recently was featured on the covers of both Penthouse and Playboy.
While Olson is now pursuing mainstream opportunities, she’s formerly appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Insomniac with Dave Attell, Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards, Tosh.0, a Flo Rida music video and on Opie and Anthony and The Howard Stern Show.
Beginning her modeling career more than a decade ago, Leone was 2003’s Penthouse Pet of the Year and has appeared in countless men’s magazines. In 2005, she signed an exclusive contract with Vivid Entertainment to become a Vivid Girl and her first release for the company, Sunny, was released in 2005. In 2008 she launched Sunlust Pictures, her own imprint with Vivid Entertainment serving as distributor.
Leone is no stranger to the mainstream, racking up credits that include the FOX Reality show My Bare Lady 2: Open for Business, Showtime reality show Debbie Does Dallas, indie feature Middle Men, The Virginity Hit and a cameo in The Girl Next Door. She’s also starred mainstream action adventure movie Pirates Blood, which was shot in Oman in 2008.
“I’ve been in the industry for so long and this is something every single year I go and watch. This will be my tenth AVN Awards,” Leone said. “I was so excited when I was asked to present, but to actually be on stage hosting is just unreal—surreal—I just can’t wait. It’s not real yet. I can’t stop thinking about what I’m going to wear.”
While the pair has never worked together in front of the camera, both are completely enthused to get more intimately acquainted.
“To know that I’m hosting with Bree is incredible,” Leone said. “She’s so beautiful and nice. I think we’ll be a great pair together.”
Olson said that she met Leone during an industry event in Florida and believes the two will make a perfect pair.
“I’m so excited to work with Sunny,” Olson said. “She’s just gorgeous and the sweetest little thing. She’s totally my type; I love brunettes. She’s just stunning, drop dead gorgeous. I can’t say enough about her. Oh boy, I’m already getting excited!”