Lea Michele made her first public appearance since the tragic death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, on July 13 when she took to the stage at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Sunday to collect her Choice TV Actress: Comedy surfboard at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.
Paying tribute to the late actor, she wore a gold “Cory” necklace, which she frequently held while on stage wearing an Oscar de la Renta Resort 2014 two-tone pink frock with a bell-shaped skirt.
She also wore a pair of stunning platinum-and-diamond cluster earrings by Tiffany & Co., finishing the look with Jimmy Choo ‘Amika’ pink suede pumps with a snakeskin toecap.
In her emotional speech, which saw her fighting back tears, she dedicated her award to Cory, saying “I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts. . . and that’s where he’ll stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you.”
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