I’m Holly, I’m from Scotland and I met Justin Bieber in London on Thursday September 13th, 2012. I never, ever thought that one day I’d be writing my very own Bieber experience, so to be able to do this is just WOW. I’m grateful beyond words. I’ve been a Belieber since 2009 and most people know me as “the girl who loves Justin Bieber.” Despite Justin telling us to Never Say Never and to Believe, I always felt that my dream of meeting Justin was always going to remain a dream, I was proven wrong. I’ve entered so many Bieber related competitions and I’ve never been lucky, at times I even wondered what point was there of even entering them if I wasn’t going to feel nothing but disappointment when I didn’t win. When I had found out about the Clyde 1 In Demand Scotland Contest I thought I would give it a try, even though I was positive I wouldn’t get anywhere. I did as the competition said, I liked the picture of Justin they uploaded on their Facebook page and I waited. When the next day came I was picked as the first finalist! What?! Was this really happening to me? As the week went on two more finalists were picked, then on the final a 4th one was picked. We had to answer a question: “How many copies of Justin Bieber’s album Believe were sold in the UK?” I had no clue whatsoever, I took a guess and guess what? I WON. I WAS MEETING MY IDOL AFTER 3 WHOLE YEARS OF WAITING. I felt so lucky, so blessed and I was so grateful. I travelled to London on the 12th of September. I genuinely couldn’t believe that the next day I would be meeting my idol. I didn’t even know where I was meeting him, it was all kept very secretive. On the morning of the 13th I woke up feeling so sick with nerves, as I did every morning in the run up to the big day! In order to pass time my mum and I just chilled outside Justin’s hotel with all the Beliebers and I met so many amazing people that I hope I stay in contact with! I met Dan Kanter at Pret A Manger in Oxford Street and he was so sweet, we spoke and I got a picture with him. Then we got a phone call telling us we were to go back to Justin’s hotel where someone would come out and get us. After waiting for what seemed like forever in the cold we got another phone call telling us to walk into the hotel, so we did. I think loads of the Beliebers were probably like “What the hell is that girl doing?” but others were shouting “GO HOLLY!!” I was smiling so much. I was taken up to the floor Justin was staying on and on the way up, I met Kenny and I said hi and he said hi back. The radio interviews were running late so me and my mum had to sit out at the lifts and wait. The lift door opened and out walked Moshe and went to Justin’s room. When he came back he asked if I was the competition winner and I replied yes. My mum said to him that Justin must be tired with all the interviews and the busy schedule and Moshe smiled and said, “It’s all part of the job.” We were then taken to stand outside Justin’s room. I could hear him talking, laughing, at one point he even sang part of ‘As Long As You Love Me.’ I was dying, I was so nervous. Eventually the big moment came, it was my time to meet Justin, I could not believe it! I walked into his hotel room and a photographer was taking pictures of Justin. OMG he was so flawless, he didn’t even look real. This may seem weird but he was like a wax work figure - he was just that perfect!! While he was getting some quick photos Kenny shook my hand and spoke to me about Scotland. Justin began to walk over, smiling so big and when he looked into my eyes, it was unbelievable, I was at my happiest. He said “Heyyyyy, it’s nice to meet you,” with the biggest smile and took me into his arms. IT WAS THE BEST HUG EVER. My arms were wrapped around him and his arms were wrapped around me, it was so perfect! It was a long hug and we were squeezing each other tight. I didn’t want to let go of him ever! I told him how I couldn’t believe this was finally happening! We then got photos taken, he looked at me smiling and said, “I’ve got my One Time hoodie on today” and he seemed so happy about it because he knows how much the hoodie means to both him and us Beliebers. We got photos taken by the photographer and I had my arms wrapped around his waist, and his hand was on my back, and then he asked if I had a camera so we could get more photos together. He pulled me in closer to him and his face was touching mine and he was holding me, inside I was screaming. After the photos, we hugged again. When he spoke his voice was heavenly, I never thought I’d be speaking to the boy that inspires me so much. He asked me if I wanted him to sign anything so he signed my Bieber experience photo album. He wrote: ‘Holly, Believe Justin Bieber.’ He made sure it was the correct spelling of my name and he took his time to make it perfect! We spoke some more, I don’t remember exactly what about though cause I was so nervous, just like about Believe Tour etc. He gave me another big hug and went over to my mum and said, “Mom give me a hug?” She was only expecting a handshake but she got a hug, she was starstruck to be honest. I said thank you to Justin for everything, and to who organized it as well. I gave him my letter and said if he had the time to read it then that would be amazing. He said, “Awwww of course!” We said our goodbyes and when I walked out of his room I got all emotional, it was so overwhelming and I was in so much shock. I was so grateful and it was the best 10 minutes of my life! Justin’s smile was just so real, warm and when I hugged him I felt so safe. I’ll carry the memory of meeting Justin with me in my head and heart throughout the rest of my life! I’m so grateful to have had an opportunity like that and I’ll never take it for granted. To all you Beliebers who think you’ll never meet Justin trust me, you WILL. Anything is possible if you just believe. Dreams DO come true, mine did and yours will too, NEVER SAY NEVER. - @cuddlemejustin
My name is Laura, I’m from Germany and on November 28th my dream came true. When I became a belieber back in 2010, I promised myself something. If I would ever meet Justin Bieber, I would write my own Bieber experience. I never thought this would really happen but it did. It was mid-October when I heard about a competition by a German radio station. You could win a trip to NYC for 3 days and tickets for Justin’s concert at Madison Square Garden. All you had to do was somehow get your dad to sing a song of Justin’s. First on the radio, and if then enough people voted for you, in front of a crowd. I clicked sign but I didn’t really think we had good chances. You have to know that my dad doesn’t speak english at all and actually, he can’t sing. But whatever, it was worth a try. My dad was very scared but he did it for me. I’m very thankful for that. Then the unexpected happened. My dad and four others made it to the final round. I was so proud and happy but at the same time so scared because I knew the others were way better. We drove to that club where my dad had to sing in front of this crowd. I was with him on stage and after the others had sung, I didn’t get my hopes up too high. But then they said our names! We were flying to New York to see Justin! Omg, could this get any better? Yes it could. The day we left for New York, the reporter from the station who went with us said he had a surprise for me. He asked me how close I want to get to Justin. Then he said that I would also be meeting Justin! I almost died! This was unbelievable for me. I was so so happy. Finally November 28th came. What would I wear? What would I say? Was Justin going to like me? We had to be inside MSG at 3 p.m. I think you guys know how meet & greet looks like. We stood in line waiting, it was the reporter, my mom and I. I handed my letter for Justin to one of the security guards. He pinky promised me to really give it to Justin. Scooter appeared and first, I wasn’t sure if it was really him. I mean this just felt so unreal. But it really was Scooter Braun and I hugged him, he’s so nice. Then the moment I had waited almost 3 years for, was so close. I was the first to enter the room. There he stood. Justin Drew bieber - my idol, my inspiration, the one I truly look up to. Justin smiled and immediately hugged me. He was so sweet and kind. I thanked him and said that I’m from Germany. He was like, “Wow all the way for me? Thank you!” I was so happy. I stood next to him while they were taking the picture. Then it was over. His security yelled, “Done, go!” I turned around once again. “I love you Justin!” I said. He looked me in the eyes and smiled and answered, “Love you too.” I was and I still am the happiest girl in the world! Then the tears streamed down my face. This is such an awesome feeling. We still had about an hour left until the concert and we went to our seats. The whole venue was sold out in 30 seconds and I was there. The show was perfect. Justin put so much into this whole thing and to say I’m proud is an understatement. This was the best night of life. I can’t say this enough but dreams come true, they really do. It’s so worth believing. I’m very blessed and I’m thankful. To everyone reading this who hasn’t met Justin yet, don’t give up. Never say never! -@mrs_laura_
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