LOS ANGELES - Last week LA Direct Models and Erotica LA announced the launch of the Miss Erotica LA talent search which includes an impressive list of prizes. Pageant organizers announced today that the winner will also grace the cover of AVN Magazine in 2009.

"This is a rare opportunity for a very special individual to launch a career in porn with the support of the biggest names in the industry," said Dan Miller, editor-in-chief of AVN Magazine. "Placing the winner on the cover of AVN this year just sweetens the package that already includes some great prizes. We're excited to see the competition come to fruition."

Other prizes for Miss Erotica LA include representation by LA Direct Models, a film shoot with Wicked Pictures, a still photography session with Suze Randall, PR representation by Rising Star, and a website created by Premium Cash.

The contest has started with online submissions.  From these applicants 12 finalists will be selected and invited to attend a pageant at Erotica LA, Saturday, June 13, 2009. Girls who are interested in becoming the next big porn star should first visit LADirectModels.com/talentsearch to submit an application.

To purchase tickets to Erotica LA which is scheduled for June 12-14, 2009, go to Erotica-LA.com or ticketweb.com. For a discount, enter code ELA1.