Clearly vying for the Dad Of The Year Award, Orange County Register reporter Peter Larsen enlists the aid of his 11-year-old daughter, Juliet, to help cover the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night.
It’s a cute writerly gambit, and a great way to introduce the art of Red Carpet (or, in this case, Orange Carpet) reporting to a child:
The big stars always arrive last on the carpet, but finally Miley Cyrus, whose role as Hannah Montana has made her the biggest star in the tween-iverse, approached our station.
After introductions and handshakes, I throw the ball to Juliet, suggesting she ask Miley something that kid fans might want to know.
“Uh, uh, I’m still just stunned to be actually meeting you!” is what comes out, which strikes us as the perfect response — how many tween fans of Miley wouldn’t be left speechless by the encounter?
We’re glad she had fun … and happier still that we’re not likely going to be losing our jobs to a fifth grader (yet).