Kid Reporter Miranda Rector covers the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
The Kid's Choice Awards can be described in three ways: extreme, slime-filled, and orange! Although there's no green slime on the celebrity-filled orange carpet, the anticipation of slime and energy is high! It's also really LOUD!
Getting the chance to join the orange carpet frenzy was exciting beyond belief. I was super pumped and peppy.
A lot of covering a red—or in this case orange—carpet event is shouting things like "FRED! FRED! LUCAS! LUCAS! LUCAS! FRED! TAYLOR! TAYLOR! TAYLOR!" to get the celebrity's attention. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but you can't be disappointed when they rush on by you. Look for the next one and keep on shouting!
Sometimes, to make life a little easier, the publicists come by first to arrange interviews with you. Mostly, though the celebrities see who you are and come to you on their own. I found out that most of them love Scholastic and the Kid Reporters, so if they saw me standing there in my red shirt, microphone in hand, they stopped to talk. That was really awesome and cool!The biggest star I met was Selena Gomez, who was attending her first ever Nick Kids' Choice Awards show. She was tremendously nice and seemed to be really happy. Even though Wizards of Waverly Place didn't win Favorite TV Show, Selena Gomez took home her first blimp for Favorite TV Actress. After my interview with her, I can only bet Selena Gomez felt really happy inside.
I also met Jennette McCurdy from iCarly. I am a HUGE fan! She was pumped and totally excited, especially to see Apollo Anton Ohno and Shaun White. She wore a green BCBG dress to "respect the slime," she told me. She was hoping to be green and goopy by the end of the show, but sadly missed out on the ritual sliming. I was kind of glad just because I thought her dress was too cute to be slimed.
McCurdy also told me she was disappointed that Harry Potter was not nominated this year. As a self-described "Potterhead" I totally related to that sentiment. I'm also a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so I'm still glad that it won Favorite Book.
For years I have been staying up watching the Kids' Choice Awards on TV. I never expected to one day be part of the orange carpet. It was mind-blowing!
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