On Sunday, I had the surreal experience of interviewing on the blue carpet for the Teen Choice Awards 2015. Held at the USC Galen Center, the event was truly an exceptional tribute to teens, and those that inspire them. As I walked up to the press area teens lined the streets awaiting a glimpse of their…
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Cece Jane

August 17, 2015

On Sunday, I had the surreal experience of interviewing on the blue carpet for the Teen Choice Awards 2015. Held at the USC Galen Center, the event was truly an exceptional tribute to teens, and those that inspire them.

As I walked up to the press area teens lined the streets awaiting a glimpse of their favorite stars. And, I thought to myself three years ago I was a fan, and today I am here to bring the voices of the stars to the fans through words, pictures, and video- an awesome responsibility.

What struck me was not the magnitude of celebrity presence, nor their exceptional performances, but instead, I was struck with how earnest and sincere the stars were. They took the time to stop and talk and express their thoughts on what being a teen means/meant to them, and to offer advice to teens worldwide.  I really felt that each and every one of them took their role as mentors seriously and worked to project messages that resonate with our generation.

From Tyler Oakley who discussed the dimensions of coming out, to Cameron Dallas who discussed his relationship to God, each star offered a piece of themselves to teens. Mostly, I learned from the stars that when we set goals, work hard, and keep on the grind, our possibilities are endless. Whether we want to be an actor, musician, doctor, lawyer, teacher, or scientist, the universe of options is open to us, we just have to set our minds toward achieving- there is a “surfboard” award out there for each and every teen, and it is up to each of us to find a way to surf the waves of lives.  So, I ask, how will you navigate the waves, what intentions are you setting for your future?  How will you your version of the next teen choice?

I want to thank each of the stars for their words of wisdom, through that you are all winners; And, a shout out of congratulations to those that won surfboards.  In total, 25 million votes were cast:


Choice Movie: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovie)

“Furious 7”

Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActor)

Paul Walker – “Furious 7”

Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)

Shailene Woodley – “Insurgent”

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovie)

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor)

Josh Hutcherson – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress)

Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Choice Movie: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovie)

“If I Stay”

Choice Movie Actor: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)

Scott Eastwood –“The Longest Ride”

Choice Movie Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)

Chloë Grace Moretz – “If I Stay”

Choice Movie: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovie)

“Pitch Perfect 2”


Choice Movie Actor: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor)

Skylar Astin – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress)

Anna Kendrick – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Villain (#ChoiceMovieVillain)

Bella Thorne – “The Duff”

Choice Movie Scene Stealer (#ChoiceMovieSceneStealer)

Chris Evans – “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Choice Movie Breakout Star (#ChoiceMovieBreakoutStar)

Cara Delevingne – “Paper Towns”

Choice Movie Chemistry (#ChoiceMovieChemistry)

Anna Kendrick & Brittany Snow – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Liplock (#ChoiceMovieLiplock)

Shailene Woodley & Theo James – “Insurgent”

Choice Movie Hissy Fit (#ChoiceMovieHissyFit)

Anna Kendrick – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Summer Movie (#ChoiceSummerMovie)

“Paper Towns”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male (#ChoiceSummerMovieStarMale)

Channing Tatum – “Magic Mike XXL”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female (#ChoiceSummerMovieStarFemale)

Cara Delevingne – “Paper Towns”



Choice TV Show: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)

“Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV Actor: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)

Ian Harding – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)

Lucy Hale – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow)

“The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)

Jared Padalecki – “Supernatural”

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress)

Nina Dobrev – “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV Show: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVShow)

“The Big Bang Theory”

Choice TV Actor: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActor)

Ross Lynch – “Austin & Ally”

Choice TV Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)

Lea Michele – “Glee”

Choice TV: Animated Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow)

“Family Guy”

Choice TV: Reality Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow)

“The Voice”

Choice TV Villain (#ChoiceTVVillain)

“A” – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV: Scene Stealer (#ChoiceTVSceneStealer)

Dylan O’Brien – “Teen Wolf”

Choice TV: Breakout Star (#ChoiceTVBreakoutStar)

Grant Gustin – “The Flash”

Choice TV: Breakout Show (#ChoiceTVBreakoutShow)


Choice TV: Chemistry (#ChoiceTVChemistry)

Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins – “Supernatural”

Choice TV: Liplock (#ChoiceTVLiplock)

Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder – “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice Summer TV Show (#ChoiceSummerTVShow)

“Teen Wolf”

Choice Summer TV Star: Male (#ChoiceSummerTVStarMale)

Tyler Blackburn – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice Summer TV Star: Female (#ChoiceSummerTVStarFemale)

Ashley Benson – “Pretty Little Liars”


Choice Male Artist (#ChoiceMaleArtist)

Ed Sheeran

Choice Female Artist (#ChoiceFemaleArtist)

Demi Lovato

Choice Music Group: Male (#ChoiceMusicGroupMale)

One Direction

Choice Music Group: Female (#ChoiceMusicGroupFemale)

Fifth Harmony

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist)

Nicki Minaj

Choice Country Artist (#ChoiceCountryArtist)

Carrie Underwood

Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist)

Ariana Grande – “One Last Time”

Choice Song: Male Artist (#ChoiceSongMaleArtist)

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Choice Song: Group (#ChoiceSongGroup)

One Direction – “Steal My Girl”

Choice International Artist (#ChoiceInternationalArtist) – NEW

Super Junior

Choice Country Song (#ChoiceCountrySong)

Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song (#ChoiceRBHipHopSong)

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Choice Rock Song (#ChoiceRockSong)

Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Choice Love Song (#ChoiceLoveSong)

One Direction – “Night Changes”

Choice Break-Up Song (#ChoiceBreakupSong)

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Choice Party Song (#ChoicePartySong)

One Direction – “No Control”

Choice Music Breakout Artist (#ChoiceMusicBreakoutArtist)

Little Mix

Choice Music: Next Big Thing (#ChoiceMusicNextBigThing)

Bea Miller

Choice Music: Collaboration (#ChoiceMusicCollaboration)

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show (#ChoiceMovieTVSong)

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again,” from “Furious 7”

Choice Summer Song (#ChoiceSummerSong)

Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink – “Worth It”

Choice Summer Music Star: Female (#ChoiceSummerMusicStarFemale)

Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Music Star: Male (#ChoiceSummerMusicStarMale)

Ed Sheeran

Choice Summer Music Star: Group (#ChoiceSummerMusicStarGroup)

One Direction

Choice Summer Tour (#ChoiceSummerTour)

One Direction – “On the Road Again Tour”


Choice Male Athlete (#ChoiceMaleAthlete)

Stephen Curry

Choice Female Athlete (#ChoiceFemaleAthlete)

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team


Choice Female Hottie (#ChoiceFemaleHottie)

Fifth Harmony

Choice Male Hottie (#ChoiceMaleHottie)

One Direction

Choice Comedian (#ChoiceComedian)

Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Selfie Taker (#ChoiceSelfieTaker)

One Direction

Choice Dancer (#ChoiceDancer)

Chloe Lukasiak

Choice Model (#ChoiceModel)

Kendall Jenner

Choice Web Star: Female (#ChoiceWebStarFemale)

Bethany Mota

Choice Web Star: Male (#ChoiceWebStarMale)

Cameron Dallas

Choice Web Star: Comedy (#ChoiceWebStarComedy)

Colleen Ballinger (“Miranda Sings”)

Choice Web Star: Music (#ChoiceWebStarMusic)

Shawn Mendes

Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty (#ChoiceWebStarFashionBeauty)

Zoe Sugg (“Zoella”)

Social Media King (#SocialMediaKing)

Justin Bieber

Social Media Queen (#SocialMediaQueen)

Caitlyn Jenner

Choice Twit (#ChoiceTwit)

Taylor Swift

Choice Viner (#ChoiceViner)

Cameron Dallas

Choice Instagrammer (#ChoiceInstagrammer)

Ariana Grande

Choice YouTuber (#ChoiceYouTuber)

Kian Lawley (“SuperKian13”)

Choice Fandom (#ChoiceFandom)


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