The ESPN ESPY awards, honoring athletes across sports, make for one of our favorite red carpets of the year. And this one, at Nokia Theatre L.A., was no exception. But...why was Zac Efron there?

Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Racecar driver Danica Patrick, in tiers and curiously wind-blown hair...maybe she drove?


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Female Athlete of the Year Chiney Ogwumike, looking fab in a simple Grecian-inflected mini.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Skiier Lindsey Vonn, totally elegant in cerulean.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

When you see Paralympian Alana Nichols on the red carpet, you realize just how rare wheelchairs at these events are...but why?


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Three guesses as to what Hannah Cornett's sport is. If you went with "surfer," you're absolutely right.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat; his guest is not ID'd, but I'm digging the red-and-white combo!


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Twilight's Ashley Greene goes curiously '90s.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Somehow, it seems appropriate that Kendra should be here. Although because she's married to an athlete, or because she was the sporty Girl Next Door, I'm not sure. Anyway, she's looking sharp.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Soccer player Landon Donovan and wife Bianca Kajlich are truly a golden couple.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Clothes-wise, this was a relatively subdued event. TV personality Jill Wagner provided an exception.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

...especially when she turned around.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Also guaranteed to bring the glitz: Niecy Nash!


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Paralympic Alpine skier Stephani Victor in a 50s-inflected portrait collar.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

Dancer with the stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy brings the sleaze with pointy toes, an open collar.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

USA softball Olympian Jennie Finch in gam-hilighting black.


Good Sports: Glitz, Glam And Awesome Athletes At ESPYs

I have doubts about Efron's color choices. But that's what it is to be a thinking human, really.

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