The last thing I had to do was separate from Mallory right before the segment started. At 7:55, we were standing there ready to go out, and I was waiting for the producers to give me some type of signal, which never came. I was getting really nervous, and finally just said, “Hey, can I run to the bathroom real quick? Do I have time?”
Mallory turned to me and kind of screamed, “You can’t hold it?!” in front of the producers and cameraman. I said, “No, I’m so nervous. I’ve gotta go.” But before we could even argue about it, one of the producers pulled me out of the room.
Outside, the Plaza was decorated with a pink carpet, flowers, and balloons. The producer hid me behind our families, so that when Mallory walked out, I would emerge from our families and greet her at the carpet.