June 08, 2010 at 08:49 PM EDT

Fox announced today that pop princess-turned-pin-up model-turned-“California Gurl” Katy Perry will host this year’s Teen Choice Awards Aug. 9. Apart from the fact that the gig is probably motivated at least in part (if not mostly) by her album release a few weeks later, I’m actually pretty excited for the prospect of the bubbly Perry to take on the job. Last year, the mild-mannered Jonas Brothers graced the stage as MCs — and the year before that, the most obvious choice of all, Miley Cyrus — but I think Perry’s resume better fits the bill. With one of the hottest songs of the summer and a commitment to, um, out-there fashion, Perry is guaranteed to bring the colorful, bubblegum brand of entertainment that’s so characteristic of the Teen Choice Awards.

What do you think about Perry as host?

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