Brazilian big wave rider and Billabong team member Maya Gabeira is the winner of the Female Action Sports Athlete for 2010 in the prestigious nationwide Teen Choice Awards poll. The awards show aired Monday night at 8PM on the Fox network.
"I am so happy and honored," said Maya. "I’m a huge fan of all the other girls nominated in my category."
Fans ages 13-19 could vote once each day for all of their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2010 nominees and Maya won against some heavy hitters-including some Olympic Team snowboarders.
"I just have to thank all the fans that voted for me – they are my biggest inspiration."
Decked out in Billabong Lacinda pants and Shala top from the holiday Designers Closet line, she also introduced singer Travis McCoy & Bruno Mars with skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, star of the top-rated TV reality show, Life of Ryan.
"Amazing – he is so talented," Maya commented. "I watched him win the X Games last week and OMG he is hot! I was nervous and the fact that he was there made things much more fun and easy."
A 4-time Billabong XXL Big wave award winner, Maya won an ESPY in 2009, and she is ranked the #2 hottest female in pro surfing by Transworld Surf magazine. Now she can add to her many titles a Teen Choice Award.