Lately, Zac Efron has been distancing himself from the Magic Kingdom to tackle more serious roles. But the Disney Channel alumnus still admires fellow Mouseketeers the Jonas Brothers, who hosted this year's Teen Choice Awards (airing Monday, August 10, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox).
"They're awesome, dude," Efron told MTV News at the Teen Choice red carpet in Universal City, California, on Sunday. "I think the Jonas Brothers are gonna be fantastic hosts. They're charismatic and funny and great guys. I'm happy for them."
Efron, who rocked a plaid top, jeans and All-Stars, was also happy by the relaxed looks and attitudes that everyone in attendance seemed to have. Of course, as Efron pointed out, it may have been too warm for people to really get too dressed up for the event anyway.
"Well, it's always incredibly hot on the red carpet, which is nice, 'cause people dress down," he said about the yearly ceremony. "[You] get to see people's real style. It's not all suits and ties."
Efron, who later lost Choice Hottie Male to Robert Pattinson, wouldn't say who he thought was the hottest lady on the red carpet. Though he's dating Choice Hottie Female nominee Vanessa Hudgens (who lost to Megan Fox), he didn't play favorites. "I haven't really talked to anybody yet," Efron said vaguely.