Much like Seth Rogen did during his SNL promos, Rita Ora managed to earn my affections (apparently there’s a first time for everything) on Sunday night when she stripped Zac Efron out of his chambray shirt onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Typically, finding one’s self half naked before millions of people is a nightmare scenario but Zac didn’t seem to be bothered….and neither did we. He’s clearly been hitting the gym regularly in preparation for such an occasion.
Z was onstage to accept the award for “Best Shirtless Performance” for his work in That Awkward Moment. While the existence of this category and the fact that That Awkward Moment is now a award-winning picture are good enough reasons to skip the MTV Movie Awards altogether, this segment really was a thing of beauty this year. Zac was up against Leonardo DiCarprio in Wolf of Wall Street, Chris Hemsworth in Thor: The Dark World, Sam Claflin in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Jennifer Aniston in We’re the Millers. Darlings, can you even picture Leo showing up at these awards, let alone taking his shirt off for them?
The best part? Zac’s win was also a win for fans worldwide. Bless him and his rock hard abs!
Tell me, minions, did anyone else swoon a bit when they saw this moment? And please do share if there were any other such glorious MTV Movie Award happenings that I missed while I spent the evening at a Martinis and Mad Men soiree on the Upper East Side. XOXO