Hey,Â Celeb SecretsÂ readers!
Editor Juliet here. ThisÂ week, I flew out to Los Angeles to cover theÂ 2016 Kidsâ€™ Choice Sports AwardsÂ and let me tell youâ€¦ IT. WAS. CRAZY!! Keep reading to learn about my day at the only show where kids celebrate their favorite athletes and the yearâ€™s most unforgettable sports moments below.
Our call time to arrive to UCLA’s Pauley PavilionÂ was at noon. We waited in a special tent and munched on some snacks until we were allowed on the orange carpet.
Last year it wasÂ superÂ hot on the orange carpet. The sun was shining and it was about 90 degrees. This year it was pretty much the same thing, but everyone knew they could brave through the scorching temperatures! The carpet looked super official and busy with booths and turnsâ€¦ just like The Oscars!
Before we were escorted inside, I met with our videographer Jozie and our social editor Joe, whose outfits were totallyÂ on fleek.Â We were so ready for an afternoon full of crazy fun! Check out this photo of us below.
The clock struck 2pm and Nickelodeon reps told us that the carpet was officially open! We got in position and waited for sports’ biggest athletes and our favorite Nickelodeon starsÂ to walk by and chat with us. One of our favorite interviews of the afternoon was with professional snowboarderÂ Chloe Kim.Â
If you’ve been following our site for awhile, you know that we started covering action and Olympic sports in January 2015. We were so excited toÂ seeÂ Chloe KimÂ on the carpet because we have been following her riding career for quite some time. The first time we spoke with Chloe, she didn’t have any medals in Snowboard SuperPipe, and now she is the 2x defending gold medalist and breaking records ever since her big win.Â Its so great to see her killing the game! Check out the full interview with Chloe below.
As the carpet continued, we saw and spoke to so many stars, including Kobe BryantÂ (Legend Award recipient);Â Cam NewtonÂ (Carolina Panthers);Â Rob GronkowskiÂ (New England Patriots);Â Stephen Curry, KlayÂ ThompsonÂ (Golden State Warriors);Â Alex MorganÂ (Orlando Pride);Â J.R. Smith, Kyrie Irving, Richard Jefferson, Dahntay Jones, Tristan Thompson,Â Iman ShumpertÂ (Cleveland Cavaliers);Â Von MillerÂ (Denver Broncos);Â Andre DrummondÂ (Detroit Pistons);Â Michael Strahan; Nick Cannon;Â Tony HawkÂ (Skateboarder);Â Antonio BrownÂ (Pittsburgh Steelers);Â LetÃcia BufoniÂ (Skateboarder);Â CC SabathiaÂ (New York Yankees);Â Nikki and Brie BellaÂ (WWE Divas);Â Victor EspinozaÂ (ProfessionalÂ Jockey);Â Emmanuel SandersÂ (Denver Broncos);Â Jamie AndersonÂ (Snowboarder);Â Tyler ToffoliÂ (Los Angeles Kings);Â Alana SmithÂ (Skateboarder);Â Jagger EatonÂ (Skateboarder),Â Isabela Moner,Â Madisyn Shipman,Â the cast of PowerÂ Rangers Dino Charge,Â Jet Jurengsmeyer, Erika Tham, Rico & Raini Rodriguez, the cast ofÂ School of Rock,Â and more. To see photos of everyone that walked the orange carpet, clickÂ here.
Watch all our interviews from theÂ 2016 Kidsâ€™ Choice AwardsÂ orange carpet below:
After the orange carpet, it was time to make our way inside UCLA’s Pauley PavilionÂ for theÂ 2016 Kidsâ€™ Choice Sports Awards.Â Our favorite moment from the show was when NBA All-StarÂ Kobe Bryant was presented with the gold-mohawkedÂ Kidsâ€™ Choice SportsÂ Legend Award by Zendaya.Â The award was given to him in recognition of his record-breaking achievements, unrivaled talent and outstanding sportsmanship on and off the basketball court. Upon receiving his award, Bryant was doused from head to toe in glistening gold slime.
The show was absolutelyÂ amazing,Â and definitely exceeded our expectations when it came to slime! For more on what happened at the show, check out our full recapÂ here.
Thank you so much to Nickelodeon for inviting us to theÂ 2016 Kidsâ€™ Choice Sports Awards! For more information on all things KCAs, make sure to check us out online atÂ http://celebsecrets.com, on Twitter atÂ @CelebSecrets4U, on Instagram atÂ @CelebSecrets4U,Â and on Snapchat (username: celebsecrets4u). You can watch theÂ 2016 Kids’ Choice Sports AwardsÂ tonight, July 17th @ 8PM ET/PT on Nickelodeon.