Watch Lea Michele's emotional acceptance speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, where she dedicated her award to boyfriend Cory Monteith, saying, "he was very special to me and also to the world." Lea Michele continues to be strong and brave, dedicating her 2013 Teen Choice Award to Cory Monteith, who died last month.
Lea made her first public appearance to accept the award, giving an emotional speech about the man she, her co-stars, and the Glee fans loved.
In her acceptance speech, Lea thanked the fans, saying, "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very past few difficult weeks."
She added, "Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world and I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory."
Lea continued, "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. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful beautiful heart."
Through tears, she wrapped up her tribute and thanks to fans, saying, "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 will stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you."