My First Oscar Experience AND The Amount Of Food and Sleep That I Need!

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Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Glenn Close stand-in

Bev is sick!

This past weekend just flew by! The amount of man power put into the Oscar’s just blew my mind but the man power I want to talk about is the media.

My credentials only granted me access to the ‘set-up’ which expires 11:00am award show day so, I didn’t get to go into the actual show but I got to see how the media preps for interviews. You arrive to show about 3 hours if not days before to pick-up your pass. At this point, you have free range to scope everything out unless warned not to do so. You can walk the red carpet, interview anyone who is willing, celeb spottings and even manage to talk your way into being a celeb media stand-in it’s insane.

The day of the big event, we went to the Hollywood and Highland Theater most popularly known as the Kodak Theater and photographed everything and we even got interviewed by a few other independent media outlets- it was so cool. I literally got to be the red carpet!

All the big and international media outlets covering are extremely thin, wear tons of make-up even the men and you’re standing on your feat all day. Now looking back at the coverage on TV and internet, I understand the madness it’s show business baby. Celebs want to be interviewed and built relationships with the media outlets.

I saw this mostly at the Night of 100 Stars Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We were assigned to the front row of the entrance and it was crazy. You’re getting pushed and shoved and everyone is out for that interview of photo.

Celebrities in real life really are thin. And LA has no food. I was starving the entire time I was there and exhausted but you push it. You never who you are going to see or what is going to happen. So after a crazy 72 hours I am pigging out on all the food I get my hands on and looking forward to some sleep.

Here’s a look at my Oscar ‘hangover’ Can’t wait til my next assignment. (Thanks to the Courtyard By Marriott Century City / Beverly Hills)
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