MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Chanel Preston added The Galaxy Award’s Best New Female Performer honors to her growing resume last week. The selection of Preston was decided by a combination of fan votes and a jury panel consisting of the adult industry’s top stars and principals. Preston was a unanimous choice by the jury of her peers. 

The award is the fifth new starlet honor bestowed upon Preston, confirming her placement as the industry’s “It” girl. She is currently nominated for similar awards from the XRCO (X-Rated Critics Organization) and e-tail site 

In its first year, The Galaxy Awards are organized by Spanish website 

Editor Xuancar said, “This has been an incredible year for Chanel Preston, filled with numerous awards honoring her work. In addition to achieving the recognition of media and fans, a Galaxy award shows Chanel also has it from her own colleagues. Being unanimously selected must be a very flattering experience, and I know Chanel is particularly excited about this award. The organizers of The Galaxy Awards wish her the best of luck and much success in her career.”

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The Galaxy Awards’ star-studded jury panel consisted of Jenna Haze, Katsuni, Mick Blue, Lisa de Marco, Dianna Doll, Lisa Ann, Holly Randall, Dylan Ryder, Brandon Iron, Devan Cypher and Toni Ribas.  All of the performers, directors, photographers and principals unanimously voted to honor Chanel as the 2011 Best New Female Performer.

Katsuni says, “I had the opportunity to belong to the jury who voted for The Galaxy Awards’ US category. To be honest, I had no hesitation at all when it came to vote for Best New Female Performer. Since she started, I’ve always heard great things about Chanel Preston, and I even had the chance to do a scene with her. This young woman has all the qualities to be a real star. Of course Chanel's beautiful, has incredible legs and looks like a model, but most of all, she’s one of the performers motivated by the right reasons. She loves having sex, and she does it so well! She has the right mentality; she's balanced and ambitious. This award is well deserved, and I'm sure it's just the beginning!”

2011 marks the first year for The Galaxy Awards. The show was created to recognize outstanding products and people of the adult industry. Sponsors and partners include, Europe, Cum Louder, Delta di Venere, Pornogafapasta and Pornoticiero.

Chanel Preston says, “Receiving The Galaxy Awards’ Best New Female Performer honor is amazing, but learning that it was decided by my colleagues like Katsuni, Jenna and Mick makes me incredibly proud. When you add in the fan vote portion of the awards, I’m left speechless. It seems like everyone had a hand in presenting me with the award, and it is extremely validating. I couldn’t ask for a better first year. Thank you.”