The show was co-hosted by Glee star Kevin McHale and singer and US X Factor judge Demi Lovato. Demi caused some controversy by wearing a feathered minidress from Falguni and Shane Peacock which showed some sideboob. The 19-year old certainly got noticed as the dress was a bright canary yellow and had metallic detailing.
22-year old Taylor Swift walked off with 5 separate awards including the awards for choice music female artist, female country artist and voive artist for her role in new animated movie The Lorax. She wore an uncharacteristically daring white see-through dress on the night which had a nude bodice.
One Direction picked up the award for breakout group and also won the love song award for their worldwide hit What Makes You Beautiful. The group was not able to appear live as they are presently back in the UK following their recent US and Australian tour.
The Teen Choice Awards are a bit different to most other awards with winners being voted for by teenagers online. The physical awards themselves are also very different to any others given out as they are life-size surfboards. Very unusual but quire difficult to keep on the mantelpiece!
Here is a list of some of the Teen Choice Award Winners for 2012
Choice Movie: Action: Abduction
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: The Hunger Games
Choice Movie: Drama: The Lucky One
Choice Movie: Comedy: 21 Jump Street
Choice Movie: Romance: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie Chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg, The Hunger Games
Choice Movie Liplock: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Choice TV Show: Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi: The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Show: Action: CSI: Miami
Choice TV: Animated Show: The Simpsons
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show: The X Factor
Choice TV: Reality Show: Punk’d
Choice TV Breakout Show: The X Factor
Choice Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Choice Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Choice Music Group: Selena Gomez & The Scene
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Choice Rock Group: Fun
Choice Single by a Group: “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
Choice Single by a Female Artist: “Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift
Choice Single by a Male Artist: “Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber
Choice Male Country Artist: Hunter Hayes
Choice Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Choice Country Song: “Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift
Choice Country Group: Lady Antebellum
Choice Summer Song: “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
Choice Love Song: “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
Choice Break-Up Song: “Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
Choice Summer Music Star: Female: Demi Lovato
Choice Summer Music Star: Male: Justin Bieber
Choice Summer Music Star: Group: One Direction
Choice Music: Breakout Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Choice Music: Breakout Group: One Direction
Choice Fashion Icon: Female: Katy Perry
Choice Fashion Icon: Male: Justin Bieber
Choice Female Hottie: Miley Cyrus
Choice Male Hottie: Ian Somerhalder
Wiggins has picked a great year to win the event it being the Diamond Jubilee and also with London hosting the 2012 Olympics.
With the British team’s performance in the last Olympics cycling has quickly become of one of the country’s strongest sporting events.
The Tour de France is acknowledged as one of the toughest challenges in any sport, requiring a huge amount of both physical and mental strength to cope with the 2k miles of cycling that have to be undertaken over the 3 weeks of the event. Over the 3 week period the cyclists are only given 2 rest days to recover their strength.
The Tour de France was first staged in 1903 and although the exact route differs from year to year it always finishes in Paris on the final day of racing. During the race the overall leader is easily spotted by the crowds watching as he wears a yellow jersey (maillot jaune).
Wiggins competed as party of the dominant Sky team and observers expect the team to provide many future winners over the coming years. Wiggins was in fact joined on the winners podium by his Sky team-mate Christopher Froome who finished in 2nd place 3m 21s behind Bradley Wiggins winning time of 87 hours 34m 47s.
Wiggins was understandably more than delighted with his historic win saying: “It sounds clichéd and pathetic, but this is what I’ve hoped for for 20 years and I never dreamt it could become reality,”
“It’s been a magical couple of weeks for the team and for British cycling. Some dreams come true. My mother over there, she’s now… her son has won the Tour de France.”
The cyclist will not get much chance to relax and celebrate his win however as he is competing as part of Britain’s Olympic side. He will be looking to add the gold medals in the men’s road race and the individual time trial to his trophy cabinet.