By Hillary Busis
Updated September 14, 2012 at 08:33 PM EDT
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Drew Torres has lived through contentious breakups, a near-death-experience, PTSD, being stalked by a gang, failing all his classes, and memory loss due to multiple concussions — but his greatest challenge may be figuring out what to wear to the Emmys. Actor Luke Bilyk, who plays Drew, will attend the awards this year on behalf of Outstanding Children’s Program nominee Degrassi. (The Creative Awards are given out Sat. 9/15 but won’t air until 9/22 on ReelzChannel.) Thankfully, he found a kind stylist willing to help him pick out the perfect Emmys outfit — and he also filmed the whole experience exclusively for

“The whole build-up to the Emmys has been a blast,” Luke told us when he sent in the video. “We’re all so excited to make the trip. Getting our outfits together was so much fun because it’s a great opportunity to express my own style, not my character’s style! Can’t wait to take it to the Red Carpet and represent Degrassi and Canada.”

So how, exactly, will the star be representing our neighbor to the north? Watch Luke’s odyssey — which includes a hot hip-hop getup and talk about which TV star he’s hoping to romance — below to find out. And don’t forget to check back after the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Sept. 15 to see Part 2 of Luke’s journey to the awards.

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