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Robert Pattinson Wins Choice Vampire At Teen Choice Awards — Sorry, Ian Somerhalder :(

Sun, August 7, 2011 10:16pm EDT by Andy Swift 83 Comments

Yes, I’m so bummed over Ian’s loss that I actually used an emoticon in a headline.

I write this post with my tail truly between my legs. As much as I wanted The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder to win Choice Vampire at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, the obnoxiously large surf board unfortunately went to Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson.

So what went wrong for Ian? Here’s my take:

Vampire Diaries fans went hard with the voting, as always, but simply had too many choices. Ian got my hypothetical vote — apparently at 23 I’m no longer considered a “teen,” despite what my DVR says — but I do love me some Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley. Since each person can only cast one vote, fans simply couldn’t decide which of Mystic Falls’ fanged residents deserved the top honor.

Or maybe I’m just in denial.

And since nobody likes a sore loser, I tip my hat to Rob. The Twilight movies are huge, and more importantly, its fans are clearly loyal.

I should also note that Rob did a great job speaking on behalf of the “blood cancer awareness and education campaign,” Cancer Bites. For more information on that, go to

— Andy Swift

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