What's it REALLY like at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards? _ Hitting the red carpet? Running into celebs in the show's theater? We thought it would be fun to ask one of this year's nominees! Rising social media star and actress, singer, and dancer_ Ashleigh Ross was nominated for the #Famous category at this year's KCAs, and ended up taking home a prestigious orange blimp at the end of the night! You can catch her exclusive Q&A with TWIST below!
TWIST: What was it like getting ready for the red carpet?
Ashleigh Ross: Getting ready for the red carpet was so much fun. I absolutely love fashion and makeup, so getting ready was one of my favorite parts of the day!
TWIST: How far in advance did you pick out your outfit, and what was the process like putting it all together?
AR: I had picked out a couple outfits as options to wear to the KCAs beforehand! But I honestly didn’t even decide what I was going to wear until the day of. I finished my hair and makeup, and then decided which one worked best!! I decided to go with this baby blue suit from Zimmerman, which I loved!
TWIST: Same goes for hair and makeup: did you want to go bold or stick to your favorites?
AR: Just like my outfit, I literally had no idea what kind of look I wanted to go with. I was pretty open to anything! My amazing hair and makeup artist, Emma, and i just sat on Pinterest for a little bit and looked for some inspiration.
TWIST: What was your experience like on the red carpet?
AR: I loved it! It was super crazy. There were so many people there, which made it a little scary, but once I was on, I had the best time!
TWIST: Did you run into any other stars that you admire?
AR: OMG. While I was on the carpet, I saw Ellen [DeGeneres]. I absolutely love Ellen, and I had a mini heart attack when I saw her!!
TWIST: How did it feel being nominated and recognized? Were you nervous ahead of the winners’ announcement?
AR: Being nominated was a dream come true. Even now I can't believe I was nominated!! I was so nervous leading up to the show, just waiting for the results. It was a good nervous though! And I won!
TWIST: What was your favorite moment of the show itself?
AR: It was so funny watching everyone get Slimed. The performances were amazing, the presenters and nominees were incredible! I honestly couldn’t pick one specific moment from the show that was my favorite.
TWIST: What are some more projects you have coming up, where fans can look for you next?*
AR: There are a few exciting things coming up that I can’t quite announce yet! But I will be able to announce them really soon, so keep an eye out!!