On Sunday, I had the most awesome experience! It all began last month at the Do Something, Teen Choice Awards pre-party in LA. Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth presented me with my Do Something award. They were so nice to me and it was fun to talk to them all about the work I was doing with Driving For Donors. At the Teen Choice Awards LC dedicated the surfboard award she won to ME! We kept in touch after the Teen Choice Awards by emailing back and forth. It's fun to email her jokes and tell her what I'm up to. When I found out that I would be back in LA during the Emmys I thought it would be awesome to go with her, so I asked her to be my date!
On the day of the Emmys I got all ready and then a car picked me up to go to Lauren's house. I brought her a pink rose and a dog bone with a pink bone for her dog. She looked really pretty in a blue dress that she designed just for the Emmys. This year she got to design the dress that the Emmys Award Girl wore during the show and her dress was close to the way that one looked. I got to walk the red carpet with her and talk to Access Hollywood and other media people. We sat next to Craig Ferguson who was so funny and nice. I had a great time talking to him during the Emmys and I am going to be on his show next week! Backstage I got to talk to Jeff Probst, Ryan Seacrest and Howie Mandell. After the Emmys I went to the ET/People Magazine After party where my brother, Tucker was interviewing celebs on the red carpet about what their causes are. It was all so cool and I was really happy that I got a chance to experience it. Lauren, thanks for being my friend and taking me to the Emmys!
One thing I really noticed during the whole event was the incredible power that celebrities have to make a difference in the world! There were hundreds of media people there who hung on every word the celebrities said.
Everyone wants to hear what celebrities have to say. It seems like we all want to be like celebrities, look like celebrities or live like celebrities.
When a celebrity makes a statement of any kind, it's like the whole world listens. Well, imagine this. Instead of media asking celebrities about the dress they are wearing or whether or not someone is too skinny, why not pay attention when they talk about things they are doing to change the world? Any time a celebrity draws attention to a cause, that cause gets huge recognition. One time, Rhianna put out a plea for people to register as marrow donors for a woman in New York who needed a marrow transplant and 4000 people registered in one day! I could work on raising money for Driving For Donors ALL YEAR and have a hard time raising $10,000.
If a celebrity supports an organization and asks people to donate money, they can raise so much money so quickly! Celebs have the power to make the whole world listen and really make a difference in the world! My advice to celebs or anyone is to just do something! Support something you believe in, stand up for what's right, get involved in something that makes you feel good, help someone every chance you get and remember, you are never too young to change the world!!!