Photo: equiporoca. typepad.comThe surfer Maya Gabeira, 23, was chosen by the public as the best athlete in sports at the Teen Choice Awards. Maya competed against Torah Bright and Hannah Teter, the snowboarding, Sarah Burke, of the ski and Ashley Fiolek, motocross and was crowned as "the chosen" among them. Daughter of the politician Fernando Gabeira, she lives in the U.S. for almost six years and in that time won the local public.
This award is unique among Brazilian athletes and Maya showed that maintains contact with fans via Twitter and this has ensured good publicity for this competition that depended on votes. At the ceremony, she said she was happy to meet celebrities like Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson.