Orange You Happy? (Part 2)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

So, on to the story of the big night. Each year we have between 1200 & 1500 celebrity and distinguished guests. I helped check in guests and then helped guide celebrities to (and other people away from) the red carpet.

While celebrities get photographed in front of the red (really ours is orange!) carpet, other guests peruse through the silent auction room. Jenny works all year round gathering more than 400 amazing donations including jewelry, art, fashion items, gift certificates and tons of other stuff. We had Evan Lysacek's award winning skates, Miley Cyrus's guitar  &lots of other famous people's stuff that I can't remember at this point. 

Anyways, if you want a great short look at the orange carpet, view this CNN video and then proceed to the following pictures. (Click the link to see it bigger and clearer or to send to someone else!)

Now for some candid pics of those famous folks (Courtesy J + P since I was working):

Press on the orange carpet 

Tom Arnold

Melissa Rycroft of the Bachelor

Avril Lavigne is a big supporter & performed that night

Paris Hilton on her cell phone..haha

The gorgeous Sophia Bush

J & P were lucky enough to get a picture with Olympic gold medalist Opolo Anton Ohno!
Lindsey Vonn was also a presenter. 

Here is a list of some of the other famous people there:
Nicky Hilton, Robert Knepper (from Prison Break), Mayim Bialik (Blossom), Buzz Aldrin, Loni Anderson, Brody Jenner, Brooke Burke, Tommy Hilfiger, Nancy O'Dell, Mark Dacascos (Iron Chef), Louis Van Amstel, Chelsie Hightower, Aiden Turner, Damian Whitewood, Kym Johnson (the last 5 people I listed are all people from Dancing with the Stars) walk down the carpet. 

Anyways, after the red carpet & silent auction were over, guests entered the ballroom to begin dinner. Dinner began while a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show took place on stage. Then dinner continued with presenters like Dr. Phil McGraw and Nancy Davis gave her speech. Then the live auction began!
Jason, Jessica, Porntepp & I all helped during this part. We were spotters who had to show the live auctioneer where bids were coming from. Being an intern doesn't come without pressure, as I was placed at the front 2 tables (some of the wealthiest people there!) and 3 out of the 9 live auction winners came from my tables. Boy was I busy. Live auction items included tickets to the American Idol & Dancing with the Stars finales along with a Maltese puppy, private yacht vacation and a trip to Bora Bora. The biggest item was a Lamborghini that came from my table for $210,000, pocket change right?

Then Heart, Dr. Hollywood and Avril Lavigne all performed. They were all amazing performers, particularly Heart & Avril Lavigne who really got the crowd going!

Avril Jammin'

It was a great night. Here are some pics of us!
Orange Carpet!

Amazing friends!

With my good looking bro!

We were up until 2 cleaning up & partying and it was quite fun. Although I must say, even though I wore flats, my feet were killing me. On the up side though...we raised 2 MILLION DOLLARS for Multiple Sclerosis Research.

Look for Part 3 to tell you even more about that!

1 comment:

  1. i cant even imagine all the work that goes into something like that. i feel very spoiled to have scored a gift bag. lucky me!