Boris Kodjoe and Toccara Jones work the room as hosts of the Ford Hot Spot

*Ford was the exclusive sponsor of the Ford Hot Spot, the backstage area where celebrities and media gathered during the awards show, at this year’s BET awards.

The lounge, featuring plush white sofas adorned with Ford accessories, plenty food and beverage, and plasma monitors airing the show, was like an oasis for those looking to escape the show’s backstage hustle and bustle.  That – coupled with the social networking and live action blogging – certainly made for a great experience, but here are 15 reasons the Ford Hot Spot was … well, HOT.

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