Keisha Grey, Misha Cross Named Official Trophy Girls for 2015 XBIZ Awards
LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce Keisha Grey and Misha Cross as the Official Trophy Girls for the industry awards events of the year, the 2015 XBIZ Awards, set for Jan. 15 in Los Angeles.
Grey and Cross may have grown up on different continents, but both have emerged as two of the fastest rising stars in adult entertainment this year.
Grey is a native of Tampa, Fla., who started her porn career last August and has appeared in more than 50 titles for several major studios during her first year, including her own star showcase “Keisha” for Hard X.
Cross, meanwhile, is a native of Warsaw, Poland, who also launched her porn career last summer, doing a couple dozen scenes in Budapest and Prague. Then she came to Los Angeles for the first time in May and soon became in demand by the end of her trip in late July.
The gorgeous pair will join 2015 XBIZ Awards host James Deen on stage at the annual red-carpet gala, which in January will move to a new venue linked to the JW Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton at the glittering downtown entertainment complex, L.A. Live.
Both Grey and Cross will be attending the XBIZ Awards for the first time as the show enters its 13th year honoring the best of the best in adult entertainment.
“I'm honored to have been picked to be a Trophy Girl for the XBIZ Awards in January,” said Grey, who is one of the four adult stars featured in the official 2015 XBIZ Awards ad campaign and trailer with James Deen.
“I had so much fun during the photo shoot. It was a blast shooting with the girls and the crew. I can't believe that I'll be the one presenting trophies at the first awards show I'll be attending.”
Cross recently appeared in her own star showcase, “Misha Cross Wide Open,” which was produced and directed by Manuel Ferrara and Kayden Kross for Ferrara’s production company that is distributed by Evil Angel. She is quickly approaching 50 titles on her porn resume.
“I’m extremely honored and proud to be announced as an XBIZ Trophy Girl for this year's awards show,” Cross said. “It feels great to be noticed by one of the leading adult magazines in the business. It means a lot to me. It’s a big privilege and I’m excited to be a part of this ceremony. I respect and adore the people who work in the industry and I’m thrilled to share the most beautiful moment in their lives, when their hard work and charisma is being noticed and rewarded.”
This year’s month-long pre-nomination period generated a record number of submissions in the various award categories. Finalist nominations will be announced next month for the anticipated show that will mark the culmination of the XBIZ 360 events series, which gets underway on Jan. 14 at the chic Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.
“We think Keisha and Misha are among the brightest young stars in our business and we couldn’t be happier with these two amazing performers as our Official Trophy Girls,” said XBIZ Awards Executive Producer Moe Helmy. “Our 2015 show is shaping up to be the best XBIZ Awards show we’ve ever produced.”