We got to MOA just a bit after 11am. The lines weren't even set up yet. So we had lunch and a drink and headed back down just after noon. We purchased our books and got in line. We stood/sat there about 250th in line. We had fun chatting and reading parts of the book. At about 1:40 I was getting really thirsty so I figured I better go now before she comes. I handed Odelis my book and my camera because they were in my hands and I headed out to grab a pop for me and a water for her. I was walking very fast and had my head turned to the right looking at the fudge store and I looked up and there stood Kendra RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I stopped and fumbled and fumbled in my purse like a crazy stalker for my camera. When I finally realized I handed it to Odelis (I don't even go to Target without it - what in the world happen to my brain there?!?!?) I struggled for my phone and by this time she, her agent and three cops had begun descending the stairs. . .to the magical land of Celebrityland I guess.
I got our drinks and raced back describing exactly what she was wearing to prove I DID see her! I was quite excited.
Then she finally came out at about 2:10 and even had Hank with her. It ended up taking another TWO hours to meet her. I have no problem waiting in line to meet a celebrity. I rather enjoy it. But she was taking her sweet time with each and every single person. A couple girls sangs the Kendra theme song to her. She took many pics. She'd listen to stories. It was fun watching her, but geez, NKOTB would have had that many fans through in 20 minutes (Fact: They also come off as a-holes when they're rushing).
Finally we got close.
There's Odelis with Hank behind her. She spoke to him a bit. I made eye contact twice and looked away and stared while he wasn't looking. That black guy was clearly a rich athlete - do you recognize him? Me neither. But I will figure it out.
My best shot of Hank.
Lil' Hank was back in LA, Kendra told Odelis.
Since I get soooo starstruck I didn't say 90% of what I had planned.
We took the pic right away then she looked up at me and asked my name and shook my hand.
Then she said, "I love your earrings. They are so pretty. Those are my favorite colors."
As she was signing my book and I was saying how I loved her show Hank said, "Babe!" and came over and actually laid on the table because her blouse had opened up and she was showing too much. The pic is pre-fix.
He helped her and covered her from the couple hundred other people staring and I actually looked down right into her shirt. Then realized what I just did and said, "Well at least somebody told you!" She replied, "Yeah, the damn tape won't stick."
Then she smiled for another picture, I started to lean in and then said, "We already did this." She smiled and said, "Oh! Sorry, thanks so much." And I was on my way.
From the stage I watched Odelis calmly hug her and act like a normal human.
Asking where the baby was and complimenting her.
I was so jealous!
It was a memorable day.
I fell asleep watching the premier of her show last night.
When I woke at 4am I watched it.
Good stuff. .. .now if I can just stay awake to read the book.