Obviously Everyone Requested A Seat Next To Taylor Swift At The VMAs


Taylor Swift is the Regina George of the VMAs.

The MTV's Video Music Awards, which are set to take place on Sunday, are a bit of a logistical nightmare. I'm not talking about renting out Madison Square Garden, organizing nominees, dealing with fan votes, figuring out how to shuffle celebs' cars through NYC streets and a billion other issues that come up with putting on a major awards show in the city.

I'm specifically talking about the seating arrangements, that annoying thing that's kind of high stakes at weddings but ABSURDLY crucial when it comes to shoving 1,000 egos into an auditorium.

A lot of people forget the hardest part of the production is literally just figuring out the best way to seat people without it turning into a side-eye festival.

So Cosmo sat down with Gina Esposito, vice president for MTV music and talent who is in charge of the multi-month process of putting together the seating chart, and got the skinny on what goes down when plotting where celebs put their famous butts.

As it turns out, it's a pretty simple system of constructing a human sudoku board out of talent suggestions. Each star has a chance to ask who to be seated near.

Because of this process, there are obvious favorites when it comes to requests, most of which are Taylor Swift related.

Esposito tells Cosmo,

Going on to explain,

There is a lot more that goes into the arrangement process than just requests, though. At the end of the day, the MTV crew has last say on who sits where. Esposito pointed out,

So if you're trying to pop a squat near Taylor, just know: YOU (probably) CAN'T SIT HERE!

Citations: Apparently Everyone Wants to Sit Next to Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards (Time)