Leading figures in the sporting world got all dressed up for the 2013 ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in LA today, and were joined by some A-list stars. Jon Hamm is hosting the event for the first time and has promised to keep the focus on the achievements, saying, “When you look back at other hosts . . . the best ones always keep it moving, keep it light, give you a few laughs, and don’t forget why they’re there. It’s not going to be the Jon Hamm show, nor should it be.”
Couples abounded on the red carpet, including engaged lovebirds Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, who are making headlines after a recent interview had Jason crediting sex with his fiancée for his weight loss. New X Factor judge Stefan “Redfoo” Gordy supported his tennis player girlfriend Victoria Azarenka, while Michael Phelps made his public debut with his new girlfriend Win McMurry, who reports for the Golf Channel in the US.
For an extra dose of glamour, Selena Gomez, Lake Bell, Paula Patton and models Chrissy Teigen and Marisa Miller attended the celebratory event. Maria Sharapova and Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore, who’s been at the centre of a controversial Roxy ad campaign, also broke out their red carpet best for the EPSY Awards.