One of the biggest surprises at this Sunday’s Video Music Awards will surround the just-announced “Twitter correspondent” iJustine, the Internet celebrity who has made a name for herself as a video blogger and Twitter aficionado. In her latest dispatch, she describes the details of her role, which will surround her observing tweets about the show and real time responses from stars on the red carpet about arrivals and fashion. As she explains in her video blog, she’ll be tracking tweets that are tagged “#vma” and hosting a number of Twitter-based segments during the official preshow, which kicks off at 8 o’clock on Sunday night live from outside Radio City Music Hall. So the Twitter savvy should point their messages @ijustine as well as @mtvnews to comment about the most hotly-anticipated performances, the craziest outfits and the favorites to win the coveted Moonmen. Just tag all VMA-related tweets “#vma” or “#ijvma” to get in on iJustine’s action!
The official Twitter correspondent (also known as Justine Ezarik) joins the preshow team that also includes “New Moon” star Ashley Greene, who will serve as the official fashion correspondent for the show (a role filled by Taylor Swift at last year’s VMAs). It all starts Sunday at 8 o’clock and will feature arrivals and interviews from all the night’s biggest stars.