If you tuned into the Daytime Emmy Awards on April 29, you might have seen a familiar face.
Nominated for “Outstanding Performer In A Children’s Preschool Children’s Or Educational And Informational Program” for her role as Dana in the popular TVO and Amazon show, “Dino Dana,” Grade 6 student Michela Fricano from Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School held her own as she brushed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
"It was just such an amazing experience!" she said.
“It is an honour to not only be nominated but to be a role model to both girls and boys, showing ‘girl power’ and that you can be anything that you want to be.”
In addition to her nomination, Michela presented awards in five different categories.
"I was really nervous because I've never presented in front of that many people," Michela said, adding she was in shock and disbelief meeting celebrities that she watches on television.
One of those celebrities was Raven Symone, star of Raven’s Home.
"I couldn't speak.”
One day, the roles might be reversed, and she’ll be the one making fans star-stuck.
For now, she'll settle with her Emmy nomination. After all, she's only in Grade 6.