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The MuchMusic Video Awards made Toronto’s city lights brighter and the concrete jungle even glitzier on the evening of June 17. As good as the MMVAs can be, we all know that the real party begins afterward – and so the celebrations continued at the official MMVA afterparty, dubbed “One Night in Toronto” and hosted by Perez Hilton at Club XS.
As soon as the first starlet, Andi Muise, a Victoria’s Secret model, strutted down the pink carpet, Toronto’s finest came bursting in: Cody Simpson, running his hand through his hair as he flashed the photographers his charming smile; Dragonette, fresh from the awards show; Nelly Furtado, rocking her tight silhouette dress; and Canada’s newest it-girl, Carly Rae Jepsen. It was a star-studded affair.
The A-listers were escorted away from the flashing lights and led upstairs into the exclusive VIP lounge, where drinks were poured and the glitz and glam were a-plenty. In one corner the stars of Degrassi were mingling, while across the lounge, overlooking the balcony, were Belly and his rap entourage. As the VIP lounge got more packed, I accidentally bumped into Darren Criss as he made his way across the room.
“I love Toronto!” Darren said as we talked over the loud vibrations of the DJ. “The awards show and this afterparty has been an amazing time.”
From the pink carpet to the VIP lounge to Carly Rae Jepsen closing the afterparty with a shaking performance, Perez Hilton's One Night in Toronto not only gave a proper sendoff to the star-studded awards show, but also raised $10,000 for Canadian music foundation MusiCounts. — Logan Ly