One is a curvy all-natural blonde with a winning smile who’s known for her powerful hardcore scenes. The other is a heavily tattooed performer who’s been lauded for both sexual prowess and acting chops in such quirky alt-porn productions as Evil Head, Band Sluts, Vampire Cheerleaders, Re-Penetrator and Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody. And theyll be appearing together on stage as the AVN Awards Show co-hosts on January 23, 2016.
This year the beautiful porn goddess is Anikka Albrite and the inked adult thespian is Joanna Angel–two performers who, like Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol, offer a combination of talent, sexy appeal and all-around star power that will fuel the 2016 show.
Though neither star has hosted the show before, fans will remember them well from recent awards programs.
Joanna Angel has been on stage multiple times, both as a presenter and an award winner, and last year served as the backstage host, interviewing winners after their victories. Her first win was at the 2006 ceremony, when Re-Penetrator won for Most Outrageous Sex Scene, and she’s also picked up AVN Awards multiple times for Best Porn Star Website and Best Solo Sex Scene, in addition to many other industry accolades.
But even more than her achievements as a performer, Angel is known as the co-founder of BurningAngel, an adult studio and membership site. The unquestioned leader of the alt-porn movement, Angel brought a new aesthetic to the adult industry.
Anikka Albrite was first nominated for AVN Awards in 2013, including in the prestigious Best New Starlet category, but it was in the next two years that she went on to dominate the proceedings. In 2014 she won three awards, including Best Anal Scene for her anal debut in Anikka (Hard X/O.L. Entertainment), which brought her up on stage with her scene partner and then fiance, Mick Blue.
The following year Albrite racked up five wins, including the adult industry’s top honor: AVN Female Performer of the Year-which was announced just moments after her now husband was crowned Male Performer of the Year, making the pair the first married performers to ever jointly win the titles.