ELLE Canada‘s Ava Baccari and Noah Lehava in the press room.

By Ava Baccari and Noah Lehava Just like the tag team who hosted last night’s MMVAs, we as ELLE Canada’s editor and writer took on covering Toronto’s hottest award show as a pair. Tucked away from the street action and red carpet mayhem, we scoped out a spot at the 299 Queen Street MMVAs press room. Here’s the play-by-play of how our night went down:
5:02 pm: We hop in a cab and arrive at the MuchMusic headquarters and meander through the crowd and security to get to the press entrance.
5:20 pm: Armed with media badges and wristbands, we head to the media lounge and sneak chocolate-dipped oatmeal squares and Chardonnay before grabbing our
front row seats in the press room.
6:00 pm: We grab a quick peek of the red carpet as Down With Webster rolls up.
6:01 pm: Witness the magnitude of Bieber Fever up close was the teen-filled crowd carries jumbo-sized cutouts of their fave Stratford-born star.
6:02 pm: Spotted: MTV host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani before she makes her debut in 14-year-old
Hiba Allam’s glittery purple cocktail dress.
6:05 pm: We are gently ushered off the red carpet by MuchMusic staff. Better luck next year!
6:10 pm: Back to the caramel corn and chatting with our new friend Dan (
TV Addict).
7:00 pm: Waiting for the first star to arrive.
7:35 pm: Still waiting…any star will do. Which celebs showed and which didn’t? Click here to find out: