LAS VEGAS - The AVN Awards Show draws the adult industry’s biggest names and most beautiful women, and the best among them dressed up in a variety of stunning outfits to walk the red carpet.
As a testament to the industry’s growing mainstream popularity, rock star Dave Navarro was one of the red carpet hosts, interviewing the stars as they approached the carpet for a later broadcast on a major cable TV network. Dozens of paparazzi two rows deep lined the velvet rope. Jesse Jane and Casey Parker hosted red carpet interviews for Playboy TV. And pop culture blogger Robin Leach was on hand to catch all of the juicy star-studded atmosphere.
Michelle Maylene and Sammie Rhodes were among the big-name early arrivals. “The show gets bigger and more mainstream every year,” said Maylene. “I’m so happy to be a part of it.”
Steven St. Croix arrived with Dyanna Lauren. Popular newcomer Alexis Texas and Mr. Pete showed up arm in arm. Gonzo starlet Claudia Downs’ dress matched her platinum blonde hair.
Tera Patrick wore a silver corset dress and hit the red carpet with rock star husband Evan Seinfeld. Navarro took a break from doing interviews to join the couple for a photo op. Sasha Grey was all old-school class in a long black dress and a string of pearls hanging down her chest.
Jenna Jameson arrived with Tito Ortiz and created a bottleneck on the red carpet as everybody wanted time with her in front of their cameras.
“I remember walking down the red carpet when there were just three photographers,” said Jameson. “It’s incredible to look around and see what a huge event this has become. It’s like the Oscars.”
To view a photo gallery of the 2008 AVN Awards red carpet, click here.