'It's slightly terrifying, but it's going to be really fun,' Graham tells MTV News of her Movie Awards style correspondent gig.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Christina Garibaldi
Photo: John Shearer/Invision for MTV
LOS ANGELES — Kat Graham will be asking everyone who they're wearing when she hits the 2012 MTV Movie Awards red carpet this Sunday. The "Vampire Diaries" star and singer has been handpicked to be MTV's Special Style Correspondent on the red carpet before all the madness kicks off for the main show.
Before Graham hits the carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday, she needs that perfect outfit to wear for the festivities. And she invited MTV News along for a special fitting.
"No pressure! I just have to be very familiar with the designers and the artists and everyone nominated," she said. "It's slightly terrifying, but it's going to be really fun."
When it comes to her look, she explained that she has a specific philosophy. "I wanted to have something that was different, especially since I'm the fashion correspondent," she said. "And I want to set a standard."
One look Kat tried on was black with colored beads and a see-through skirt. "I like it. It's funky and slightly tame, I think, for me. The feathers are fun and it's definitely good if you are bored and you want to play around with your outfit, gives you something to do," she said. "But it might be a little too much."
She then tried on a multi-colored gladiator-style dress, again with see-through detailing and beads. "I don't know. You think the armor shoulders are too much? You never know if somebody's going to attack your shoulders. You have to be ready — anything can happen at the Movie Awards," she said. "This is not going to work."
To find out what she does end up wearing, tune in to the pre-show on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV during the "Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party." Graham will join MTV News' very own Sway Calloway, Josh Horowitz and Jim Cantiello as they chat up all the big stars. The night will also feature a very special new episode of "Punk'd" with pro-pranker Ashton Kutcher pulling fast ones on Drake and Kim Kardashian.
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Russell Brand, will follow at 9 p.m. Featured performers include Fun., the Black Keys, Martin Solveig and Wiz Khalifa.
Head over to MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote for your favorite flicks now! The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET.
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