Taylor Lautner’s first MTV Movie Award win couldn’t have been more tailor-made for the hunky 21-year-old. The “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ actor took off his top… and took home the Best Shirtless Performance Golden Popcorn.
Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Zac Efron presented Lautner with the inaugural honor. But when the actor took to the stage, he looked, well, a bit different from his alter ego Jacob Black. Namely, sporting a “belly” and baring pockets full of popcorn and licorice.
“Thank you, everyone. I’m just going to be real honest with you guys. I turned 21 recently. I’ve been drinking a little bit, eating a little bit, a little too much drinking, probably,” he said of his new physique.
Lautner’s transformation was all the more evident as an image of his sculpted six-pack was displayed behind him.
“You know, that picture was actually taken a few years ago,” he explained. “Those were the gold old days. You could bounce a quarter off of those things. But in all seriousness, for us shirtless actors out there, this is like winning the Oscar. But this is as high as it gets. This is the shirtless Oscar. Thank you everyone, for all of us that take our shirts off — McConaughey, Tatum, Lena Dunham — this is it. Thank you to all. Thank you for voting. You’re the best. Thank you.”
Lautner beat out Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”), Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Daniel Craig (“Skyfall”) and Seth MacFarlane (“Ted”) for the honor.
The “Twilight” star has previous nominations for Breakthrough Performance Male (“Twilight”), Best Male Performance (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) and Best Kiss (“Valentine’s Day,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”).