HOLLYWOOD—The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has appointed Digital Playground contract star Kayden Kross to join Bluebird Films girl Dylan Ryder in co-hosting the 2012 XRCO Awards Show.

"It is a great honor to be hosting the XRCO Awards again," said Kross, whose first turn at presiding over the ceremony came two years ago. "It is a great event recognizing the best performers and movies from our industry. Plus I get to co-host with 'Katwoman.' How great is that?"

Kross returns to the XRCO stage following her repeat stint working the AVN Awards Show's red carpet last weekend. She and Ryder take to the podium of the 28th Annual XRCO Awards on Thursday, April 9 at The Highlands in Hollywood, CA.

"I am extremely excited to have Kayden as a co-host," Ryder commented. "She is gorgeous, so talented and we are going to make sure that this year's show is the hottest ever!"

Offered XRCO's Dirty Bob, "We are so pleased to once again add Kayden Kross to the 2012 XRCO Awards Show. She is the perfect blend of beauty, brains and wit. I can't wait to see what she does with, or to, Dylan on stage."

The 2012 XRCO Awards Show takes place at 9 pm April 9, with red carpet kicking off at 7:30 pm. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; for information, contact Dirty Bob at (937) 299-6700. Visit www.XRCO.com for more information or follow the organization on Twitter @XRCOAwards.