Though the Teen Choice Awards were filled with celebrities including the cast of both Twilight and Glee, one memorable moment came from a famous face not in the audience.
Taylor Swift accepted her four awards from the dock of a lake, and RadarOnline.com has the video of her unique speech. Swift shunned the normal awards show formal wear for a wetsuit, grabbing her surfboard trophy and diving into the water. After saying hello to pals Selena Gomez and Lautner, Swift added: “As a token of my thank you-ness, I’m gonna surf on this now,” she said before jumping into the lake.
Her pal and former beau Taylor was one of the big winners of the night. Early on, Lautner earned some chivalry points when accepting his award for Choice Hottie. Sharing the stage with Megan Fox, Taylor quickly turned the floor over to her, calling her the “real hottie.” The Transformers beauty (who cuddled on the couch with new hubby Brian Austin Green before hitting the stage) returned the favor, squeezing Taylor’s impressive biceps. “I just want to touch your muscles really quick because they’re really good,” Fox said.
The big punch line of the night: Justin Bieber (who accepted his four awards from Shaq while onstage in Phoenix). The teen idol’s name was mentioned in nearly every segment- and elicited screams from the girl-filled audience- including by presenters Justin Long and Kirsten Bell who did a skit about having “Bieber fever.” Their version included sniffles, heavy bangs, and wearing a baseball cap to the side.
George Lopez also got into the comedic spirit of the show. He showed up wearing heels, a tight dress, and a wig to become the long-lost sister of Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney: Cougar Kardashian. “It is so hard to keep up with the Kardashians in my killer pumps. Oh my god, I have a blister the size of Justin Bieber on my heel,” Lopez said. “I’m the shy one and hot. I’m not Team Edward or Team Jacob but whoever tweets me first. Where’s Taylor Hotner? Taylor Hotner!”
Lopez’s pal Sandra Bullock walked away with Choice Movie Actress: Drama. During her acceptance speech, Bullock reprised her Teen Choice Award-winning dance performance in The Proposal with Betty White. White popped up on stage and the two shook their booty together for one of the show’s most memorable moments.
The biggest winners of the night were of course the crew from the Twilight Saga. In all, the cast won a total of twelve awards. Robert Pattinson tried to corral the large group into saying one big thank you. While he only half-succeeded in his efforts, he did so with his usual self-effacing charm. He really can do no wrong!
As for host Katy Perry and the boys from Glee:they kept the show going with some interesting costume changes (Perry went from cheerleader, to prom queen, nerd, hippie, and goth girl) and some light, sarcastic and banter.