Aug 12, 2013 07:59 AM
Lea Michele attended the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City last night, and this marked her first public appearance since boyfriend Cory Monteith's shocking death four weeks ago. Michele won the award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, and she dedicated the award to her late beau in an emotional and teary acceptance speech.
"Thank you, guys. Thank you," the Glee starlet told the audience. "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past few weeks. Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world."
"I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory," she added. "For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we're going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that's where he will stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you."
Pretty Little Liars led the pack with 7 awards, and Glee ended up winning in three more categories last night (including Choice TV Show, Choice TV Scene Stealer and Choice TV Breakout Star). One Direction also walked home with four trophies, and Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez won three each.
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