It’s time to get slimed! No, not the pink kind, Nickelodeon-style slime on the Kids’ Choice Awards 2012, Saturday, March 31. Baltimore, time is running out to get votes in for Male Athlete of the Year nominee, Michael Phelps.
The most decorated Olympian of all time, who grew up in Towson, was actually afraid of the water when he was a little fish. But as he describes in the video, left, he just had to get his face in the water that first time and the rest is history.
Phelps also discusses how he made his dreams come true. He is an inspiration to children all over the world. He stresses to kids that if one believes in oneself, anything is possible.
While still an active competitor, Phelps has devoted time, energy, and money in setting up swim programs for kids so that they have the chance to achieve the success that he is grateful for. He stresses hard work, but also maintaining positive self-esteem and not being afraid to fail.
Therefore, Nickelodeon television network has nominated him to win a “Blimp” at this year’s awards hosted by actor, director and musician, Will Smith. Winners are chosen by popular vote, so everyone needs to get online and vote for Michael at nick.com.
The fun begins when all the Nick favorites such as Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush and Katy Perry walk the Orange Carpet. The live show will be broadcast on the Nickelodeon network, Saturday night, March 31, at 8:00 p.m./7:00c.