Zac Efron shirtless with Rita Ora and Jessica Alba at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Jessica Alba, actor Zac Efron (holding the Best Shirtless Performance award for 'That Awkward Moment') and recording artist Rita Ora attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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This is the part of the article where we say something like "Zac Efron lost his shirt" at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. The actor was awkwardly accepting the Best Shirtless Performance award for his performance in this year's "That Awkward Moment" when British pop singer Rita Ora crept up behind and Superman'd his button-down shirt. Underneath: nothing but abs.

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Ora's move left Efron speechless (he never got to thank his manager and family, poor guy), but with his shirt still in tact. However, this being MTV, the actor went ahead and took the entire thing off and flexed for wigging-out fans.

Backstage, Efron told MTV he was grateful that Ora stepped in to break up the awkwardness of the moment. He said he was "about to bail" on the speech when she took action. "That was kind of cool of her." He rightly noted that there's "no real speech you can give" for such an award. "I think she helped me out."'

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She was also just helping him fulfill his own promise, made when the announcements came out months ago. "If I beat Thor, I'm accepting the award shirtless on stage," he tweeted on March 7.

Ora was also quite pleased with herself. "It was warm, soft, tender, like a chicken's thigh," she said, though we're not sure what part of Efron she's referring to. "I think I'm going to get a few tweets, like 'Thank God somebody had common sense.' But when you have a speech like that you can't really just have a speech. You have to take your top off."

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