MTV Stars Gear Up For Tonight’s Video Music Awards! [Photos]

Oh…you didn’t know Jessica Lu of “Awkward.” was a good bud of The Wanted’s?

Tonight’s the night! Only a handful of hours from now, some of the world’s biggest stars will take to Los Angeles’ Staples Center for the 2012 Video Music Awards, and while the show might be a nerve-wracking ordeal for performers, some MTV stars are just ready to party.

Jessica Lu of “Awkward,” for one, spent last night indulging in some pre-VMA festivities. Across a number of shindigs, the woman behind Ming posed with fake horses, indulged in some sugar-coated treats and ultimately wound up finishing the night off with some Tex-Mex flare. “Thank you, @TacoBell and co. for the amazingly fantastical ending to my night!” she tweeted at a party that saw her bumping elbows with The Wanted and chowing down on T-Bell tortillas. Any friend of a Crunchwrap is a friend of ours!

Jessica Lu is definitely down with the fourth meal.

Holland Roden of “Teen Wolf,” the proud host of tonight’s Red Carpet, tweeted her excitement as she watched the double-decker runway take shape. “Wow..it’s real!!!! VMA rehearsals,” she said after spending the week sharing her pre-show prep routine with MTV Style (check out a video of her final fitting and co-star Tyler Posey‘s prep below).

Holland Roden checks out her future place of employment as it comes together.

Finally, Vinny of “Jersey Shore” got a chance to live a fantasy musician life after somehow getting his hands on one of the ceremony’s coveted trophies. “I finally got a moon man!” he tweeted. Sally Field “You like me!” speech to come…? Check out a video of his Red Carpet tour below!

Vinny has his moment in the sun with a moon man.

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are set to go live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Before it kicks off, don’t miss our “Jersey Shore” VMA special, “Gym, Tan, Look Back” at 6 p.m. and the pre-show with Demi Lovato at 7 p.m. And head over to VMA.MTV.com right now to vote on Best New Artist and Most Share-Worthy Video!

Photos courtesy of @HiJessicaLu, @VinnyGuadagnino and @HollandRoden