Ashton Kutcher Urges Teens to Work Hard, Be Sexy in Award Acceptance

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Ashton Kutcher at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, via FOX Broadcasting.

Ashton Kutcher left the black mock-neck shirt at home, but he still managed to channel Steve Jobs during his acceptance speech for the Ultimate Choice Award at last night’s Teen Choice Awards.

The 35-year-old Jobs star also left his history of punking behind to get a bit serious. In addressing the teenage audience, he spoke of hard work (“I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work”), being sexy (“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart”) and living life, borrowing wise words from the iconic Apple CEO in the process.

“Life can be a lot broader when you realize one simple thing — and that is that everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. And you can build your own thing. You can build your own life,” Kutcher told the crowd, echoing Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.

And no, it’s absolutely, positively, not-at-all weird if you choose to throw on your pretend grad cap before you watch and toss it at video’s end.


RYOT NOTE: How will you build your life? Ashton has built his on the small and big screens, but he’s also made it a priority to give back. Alongside Demi Moore, he started THORN to create and support tech initiatives that disrupt predatory behavior and work to make the internet a more hostile environment for those who seek to exploit children. Learn more by clicking on the gray box alongside this story, consider donating and Become The News!

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