Fan Wins Chance to Virtually Walk the Red Carpet

Fan Wins Chance to Virtually Walk the Red Carpet

Lucky contest winner got to be part of the action, thanks to BET Robot.

Published June 30, 2013

Jourdan Parker, 16, won our contest to walk the red carpet at the 2013 BET Awards, and he didn't even have to leave his couch to do it. 

Parker, from Gary, Indiana, joined Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Elle Varner and dozens of others with the help of the BET Robot, an iPad on wheels that Parker controlled from the comfort of his home using a downloadable app. 

Parker was able to soak in all the action walking the carpet and mingling face to (virtual) face with all sorts of celebrities, and even looked the part with a red bow tie. 

BET Robot, the newest member of the BET crew, comes from Double Robotics in Silicon Valley. Wonder where it will turn up next!

(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz