FOX certainly knows their audience, picking two very different, yet very popular stars to host the Teen Choice Awards this year. This year TEEN CHOICE Choice Male Athlete nominee John Cena (“WWE Raw,” AMERICAN GRIT) and actress/recording artist Victoria Justice (FOX’s upcoming THE ROCKY HORRY PICTURE SHOW) will co-host TEEN CHOICE 2016, airing live Sunday, July 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Additionally, 2015 TEEN CHOICE winner and 2016 nominee for Choice Music Breakout Artist, Charlie Puth, will perform his hit single, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” and EMPIRE’s Serayah also will perform. Additional performers, presenters, special appearances and final Wave Three nominees to be announced soon.
Voting for Wave Two is open via TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter through Thursday, June 23 at 12:00 PM PT. Fans can vote once each day per category, per platform, for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2016 Wave Two nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag with the nominee’s name (either @nominee, or if the nominee does not have a Twitter account, please use #nominee). Fans may only vote for one TEEN CHOICE nominee per Tweet.
John Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He is Make-A-Wish’s most requested wish granter of all time and the only celebrity to grant 500 wishes. Cena is also committed to Susan G. Komen and its support of breast cancer research and awareness, and is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military. He recently was recognized by USO Metro as the recipient of their 2016 Legacy of Achievement Award. In addition to his work in the community, Cena is a powerhouse on social media with more than 41 million Facebook fans, making him the most popular active U.S. athlete on Facebook. Cena is the host and an executive producer of AMERICAN GRIT, FOX’s military-inspired competition series, and has appeared in hit comedies “Trainwreck” and “Sisters.”
Victoria Justice is a versatile actress and recording artist. This fall, the 22-year-old, originally from Hollywood, FL, will take on the iconic role of “Janet Weiss” in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on FOX. She recently starred as “Naomi” in the indie romantic comedy “Naomi + Ely’s No Kiss List,” which is available now on iTunes. She next stars as “Jodi” in the upcoming high school comedy “The Outskirts,” based on a script from last year’s Black List of the best unproduced screenplays. She also recently starred as “Lindy” in the cable series “Eye Candy,” a cyber-thriller based on R.L. Stine’s best-seller. Justice starred as the musically talented “Tori Vega” in her own hit cable series, “Victorious,” which won the award for Favorite TV Show at the “Kids’ Choice Awards” in 2012 and 2013. Justice also is a successful recording artist, selling more than three million singles. Her feature film credits include “The First Time” and “Fun Size.” Television credits include “iCarly” and “Zoey 101,” as well as guest appearances on “Undateable,” “The Penguins of Madagascar,” “The Troop,” “Everwood,” “Gilmore Girls” and most recently, COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE. Justice has been nominated for multiple TEEN CHOICE and “Kids’ Choice” awards, as well as an NAACP Image Award, an ALMA award and an Imagen Foundation award. She continues to keep up her social media influence with more than 29 million followers.
Charlie Puth is a three-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/producer. Puth released his debut album, “Nine Track Mind,” in January, which arrived at an impressive No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, and was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. The album features Platinum-certified singles “One Call Away”; and “Marvin Gaye,” feat. Meghan Trainor; as well as his newest single, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” feat. Selena Gomez, which is currently climbing charts globally. Puth has spent most of 2016 travelling across North America, Europe and Asia on his first sold-out headline tour, and will embark on another extensive run of headline dates this fall, dubbed the “We Don’t Talk Tour.” This summer, Puth also will open two special stadium shows for one of his musical heroes, Billy Joel, and join Selena Gomez for one date on her “Revival” tour. Puth exploded onto the scene last year as the songwriter, producer and vocalist on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” the emotional tribute to Paul Walker in “Furious 7.” The song has earned numerous awards and recognition, including a prestigious Golden Globe Award nomination. The now six-time Platinum smash topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks and became a global phenomenon, hitting No. 1 in more than 100 countries, while its video racked up more than a billion YouTube views. For more information, visit www.charlieputh.com.
Serayah is a multi-talented singer/dancer/actress who came into her own playing aspiring pop/R&B diva “Tiana” on FOX’s hit drama EMPIRE. She contributed her voice to EMPIRE’s three soundtracks, the first of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a nomination for Top Soundtrack at the 2015 American Music Awards and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the Grammy Awards held earlier this year. Her biggest hit to date, “Look But Don’t Touch,” surfaced in the latest compilation from the series, “Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 2.” Serayah is currently working on her debut album on Columbia Records.
TEEN CHOICE 2016 is executive-produced by Bob Bain and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.