Justin took the stage last night as host for the 16th Annual ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Each year, the ESPYs celebrate and honor the yearâ€™s best athletes and sports performances.
Justin got a little silly during the show, donning a blond wig to impersonate Jessica Simpson in her famous daisy-duke shorts and poking fun at her relationship with the Dallas Cowboysâ€™ star-quarterback Tony Romo. In the style of the gossip magazines, he named the celebrity twosome â€œTessicaâ€ and â€œJoRo.â€
A video with several back-to-back sports-inspired skits kept the audience of athletes laughing. Justin posed as an irritating sports reporter whose hard-hitting questions included, â€œWere you or were you not a fan of Nâ€™Sync?â€ He kidded with both celebrities and athletes and laughed about his contribution to Janet Jacksonâ€™s infamous Superbowl â€œwardrobe malfunctionâ€ saying â€œI wanted to be the only guy at a football game to get to second base.â€ Justin also performed a sports-themed rock opera.
The self-proclaimed sports fanatic got favorable reviews for his hosting skills. Monday Night Football host Stuart Scott commented on Justinâ€™s performance, â€œAfter what he's putting down tonight ... Justin can come hang out on the set anytime."
Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz