Jessica Alba is to host the Social Star Awards in Singapore.

The 32-year-old actress is set to grace Marina Bay Sands when she fronts the first-ever Social Star event, which will see some of the most popular global superstars presented

with prizes in recognition of their career achievements.

Jessica - who presenting experience after fronting the 2006 MTV Movie Awards - said: ''I'm thrilled to be co-hosting the first-ever Social Star Awards and look forward to seeing everyone in Singapore to celebrate these social media superstars.''

Paul Morrison and Drew Thomson - joint CEOs of Starcount, who are organising the event - said: ''To have Jessica Alba presenting the Social Star Awards is an honour, which reflects the stature of our inaugural event and ensures that it will truly be a Hollywood A-list experience.

''All eyes will be on Singapore for this premiere of the Social Star Awards, and we're looking forward to welcoming Jessica to curate an evening of global acceptances and incredible social moments, which will see the Social Star Awards take its place at the top table of global awards events.''

The ceremony has 12 awards up for grabs for stars from across a range of categories - including music, TV, film and sport - and will feature performances from the likes of Aerosmith, Cee Lo Green, Psy and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Also on the agenda are performances from some of the biggest stars on YouTube who have gone viral globally as a result of being viewed, shared and written about on Twitter.

The Social Star Awards will take place on May 23 and will be live streamed on YouTube.