WOW! Two nights ago, I walked the red carpet of the MuchMusic Video Awards with four other Olympic athletes – figure skaters Joannie Rochette, Tessa Virtue and Jeff Buttle, and snow boarder Brad Martin! It was crazy, amazing, unexpected, and exhilarating, and the air was electric.
We were on the red carpet with Tila Tequila, Nickelback, Taylor Lautner, and we walked by Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton. Walking the red carpet? Well… a bit awkward! People behind barricades screaming endlessly for famous people climbing out of big black vehicles onto the red carpet. My brother asked me what I arrived in. A cab at the end of the street, and then I walked through the barricade with the group. Someone asked us later if it was like walking into the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympics… although it sounded the same, it was very different. At the Olympics, the people cheering know who the athletes are. At the MMVAs, the crowd outside was wondering who we were! My sport is not high profile and I compete with a helmet on my head. I’m definitely not as high profile as Tila Tequila or the Black Eyed Peas!