Jenna Flynn’s career goal is to be a professional soccer player and
veterinarian. But for now, the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader is
happy to be one of 15 national TIME for Kids reporters.
Jenna hobnobbed with Hollywood’s brightest stars when she covered
the 16th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at the Santa Monica
Airport on April 12.
“It was really exciting seeing the stars walking up on the orange
carpet,” Jenna said, adding that orange is used because it is the
color of Nickelodeon’s logo.
One of the top prizes, the Wannabe Award, went to Will Smith,
because kids want to be just like him, Jenna said.
During her interviews, Jenna asked some of the stars about their
favorite junk foods and their most embarrassing moments.
Jenna said that actor Mick Cannon told her that for a snack, he
likes to eat sunflower seeds with vinegar. His most embarrassing
moment came when a fire alarm forced him to go outside in his
underwear. Cannon told Jenna he was changing in the boys’ locker room
at school when the fire drill alarm sounded, forcing him to leave the
building in his underwear. When he couldn’t return to the locker
room, Cannon had to ride the bus home in his underwear, Jenna said.
Other stars Jenna crossed paths with were actors Jennifer Love
Hewitt, Brittany Murphy and Matthew Lillard, along with skateboard
king Tony Hawk.
Jenna’s mother, Lidia Flynn, who accompanied her daughter to the
awards ceremony, said she was glad she had the chance to go.
“I had a blast,” Flynn said. “It made me feel so good to see Jenna
so thrilled and excited to be there.”
In August, Jenna was selected by editors at TIME, Inc. as one of
the reporters to write for the weekly TIME For Kids magazine, which
has a circulation of 4.2 million readers.
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