Nikki Benz Named 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year

NEW YORK—Adult star Nikki Benz has been named Penthouse Pet of the Year for 2011. Benz’s pictorial appears on the cover and in the magazine’s January 2011 issue, which hits newsstands Dec. 14.  

Benz’s title comes with a year-long exclusive contract and the one-of-a-kind Penthouse Pet of the Year diamond key necklace.

An actress, model, porn star and feature dancer, Benz appeared in Penthouse as the magazine’s April 2010 Pet of the Month and bested 11 other Pets for the annual crown.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Penthouse Pet, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d become the 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year!” Benz said. “I would like to thank my fans, my friends and family for their support. I am thrilled to have been chosen to represent such a powerhouse brand.”

Benz entered the industry in January 2003 and appeared in her first sex scene with Gina Lynn in Strap On Sally 20 for Pleasure Productions, a studio she was immediately contracted to. Benz also performed exclusively for Jill Kelly Productions and Teravision. 

As part of her duties as Pet of the Year Benz will be touring the country meeting fans, shooting photos and video, and representing the Penthouse brand at various events and parties.

“It is the ultimate honor to be crowned Penthouse Pet of the Year and I will be wearing my Penthouse crown key necklace with great pride. In fact, I may never take it off!” Benz said.

Benz is online at and on Twitter at She’s also up for a number of AVN Awards, including Best Porn Star Website and twice for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene.

For more on Benz, check out on Monday for an in-depth interview with the star.