Dear Jennifer Aniston..

I remember working a major event in Beverly hills. It was at the CEO of sony pictures house. Her estate was so big she had another house next to hers just to host private parties. This party was the sony pictures golden globe pre party. The guest list was absolutely ridiculous. Although I didn’t know who would turn up before I started. I was told there was going to be a lot of A-listers. It kept the night interesting as I never knew who would show up next.
To name a few of the guest.
J-Lo, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio , Adam Sandler, Liam Patric harris.
My job for the night was to approach guests and offer them a drink. As it was a crowded house, guests may be stuck talking to other guest and not have a chance to go to the bar. I also to pass around hordeuves.
I remember when Jennifer arrived as you could see the head turns from fellow party goers. It’s like you could hear whispers in the air. I wasn’t quite up to date with my hollywood goss and I wasn’t sure if Jennifer was single or in a relationship at the time. She was chatting, or what seemed like exchanging secrets, to Bradley Cooper for quite a few hours.
Trying my best to keep my cool,  I remember approaching Jennifer with my warm aussie smile. Hello Ladies, can I offer you any food, or get you a drink. I remember Jennifer not even acknowledging me, not even a no thank you. What I will never forget was the stare she gave me , she then turned her head until I walked away. I walked away embarrassed, like a sad little puppy with his tail between his legs. I remember thinking to myself, starve yourself then you ungrateful thang. I soon got over it. It just left me shattered as she was infact my favourite Hollywood Actress. I had just a few weeks prior purchased the complete box set of friends on Blu ray from warner brothers studios. It was kind of just a bit of a let down. Even If I had got a smile and a no thank you it probably would have made my night.. She was at the party till the end. I didnt see her drink or eat anything. Which makes me wonder. Is she really even human? She was however as stunning , petite and absolutely flawless as  I imagined.
Dear Jennifer,
Although you left this 21 year old feeling shattered after that night in Beverely Hills, I just want you to know that I have forgiven you for not having any manners or common courtesy. I realise that not everyone is raised the same. Growing up my mother told me that manners don’t cost anything so its not that you couldn’t afford to be polite to me. I understand you probably go to loads of private VIP party’s in Beverely Hills, and are sick of young people just trying to do their job. I was payed the minimum wage to ensure your night goes well & you don’t die of thirst or hunger. I wasn’t going to ask you for a photo, I wasn’t going to spike your drink, I wasn’t even going to tell you that you were my favourite actress. I was simply just offering you some delicious food , food that my dear chef friend had been preparing for days prior to your arrival. I understand you may not have been hungry or even thirsty , in fact I noticed you didn’t have a drink the whole night. I was starting to wonder if you were going to dehydrate , but then I remembered that massive billboards around Santa Monica BLVD of you promoting Vitamin Water. I imagine you have plenty in your fridge and drank so much of the water before you arrived to the party that you were simply just not thirsty at all. I’d like to offer you my sincere apology for approaching you politely that evening. I’ll just have you know that a simple no thank you or, a nod to say no would have been fine. Jennifer Lopez said to me ‘no thank you sweetie’. That would have been sufficient. I’d like you to know that I am still a fan of you work and it was pleasant to see you in the flesh. I look forward to seeing you in the future. Yours truly, that naive little 21 year old Australian. xo

Dancing for Britney Spears

I have been a fan of Britney since as long as I can remember! I was around 9-10 when I seen her on the TV, later that Christmas all I wanted from santa was her Album! Santa bought me her Album and a CD Disc-man. I’m not sure why I was so attracted to Britney from a young age. I am sure it was her beautiful persona and smile. Apparently young children warm to lovely smiles. Britney was actually my first ever single & album. fast forward 15 years and I am still a fan! When she finally decided to tour Australia, I travelled 4 hours on a train to Melbourne to see her circus tour in 2009.
It was always my dream to meet Britney. This desire faded as I entered adulthood. I am still a big fan of all her music. Something that I have copped a lot of flack for over the years. I remember my 3 older brothers bullying me for listening to her. I remember joining Twitter, just to follow Britney!

So I was living in Los Angeles and just casually scrolling through Facebook when I seen a post from her account. They were seeking Britney’s biggest fans to present her with some Vevo Certified awards. These are trophies the artists gets when their clips reach 100 million views. I immediately thought I must do this. It was only open to residents living in Los Angeles. I made an Audition video & sent it in electronically with my application. I filmed & edited my audition video in my bedroom using my iPad. A few days later I received a call from a casting agent saying I had been selected. I was beside myself. The casting agent told me there were over 20,000 entrants. I knew I would stand out with my Mickey Mouse club Teeshirt and cute Aussie accent.

The Advert I seen on Facebook

The Advert I seen on Facebook

I was given details for the video shoot. It was at a secret location in Calabasas, CA. I remember freaking out as Britney lives there. Could it be in her house? I knew she had TV studio at her house. It wasn’t though It was at a video production business.

I was extremely nervous about the whole thing. They told me on the phone I would have to dance to some Britney songs. I thought great. I love dancing. But I’m not pro. I had a fair amount of confidence in front of the camera, from filming myself, to being on reality TV, so the cameras didn’t scare me.  I decided to go all cutesie, clean-shaved, and got some bright colours. I wore the Ralph Lauren Pink polo because I knew Britney’s Fav colour is baby pink! haha

Behind the scenes of the shoot. The lights were HOT!

Behind the scenes of the shoot. The lights were HOT!

When we arrived we were taken into a waiting room. The casting agent came in and explained she had some bad news. She told us that Britney had to leave early to go to her X-factor commitments. She said we would still be doing some filming for Britney & she was going to receive it. Our footage would also live on her website & Youtube account. I was a little heartbroken, although I got over it soon enough. There were about 8 of us cast for the shoot and some of us had different time slots. So it turns out they selected  3 of the others to do the filming with Britney. Feeling a little devastated but still grateful for the experience.

A day to remember

A day to remember

I was asked to dance by myself to one of Brits song’s. I asked if I could have the girls with me as I didn’t feel confident in dancing on my lonesome. How awkward! It was nice to meet some other Britney fans. I got along well with all of them. Lisa was my favourite and we exchange numbers and later hang out a few times in LA.

I'm glad I didnt have to  dance on my lonesome

I’m glad I didnt have to dance on my lonesome

It was a lot of fun, you know. lip syncing to Brit

It was a lot of fun, you know. lip syncing to Brit

Haters will always hate. When the videos went live, we all did cop some crap online. As expected. The majority of the comments were from Britney fans that were just plain jealous they weren’t chosen for the shoot. I did receive a fair few nice ones too though.

Although I didn’t get to see Britney on the day, I got boosted to VIP a few weeks later at her Xfactor Taping and got to say Hello to her then.

VIP seating at Xfactor , where Brit came over during the break to say hi to us.

VIP seating at Xfactor , where Brit came over during the break to say hi to us.

Over all the experience was very fun. I can forever look back and laugh at these videos!

I’m glad I wasn’t in this one much, how embarrassing.

My Night with Katy Perry

I was just a 17 year old who had dreams of visiting the USA, not sure how or when I could make it over I just kept believing I would.

When I secured a working visa to work in the USA I was beside myself. I had to make the most of my 12 month one off J1 student working visa. Before I knew it I was at my 21st birthday which also doubled as my going away party. I moved to San Francisco & struggled for 3 months to find a job, I knew the economy wasn’t the best but I was a hard working Aussie who wanted just a basic job in hospitality.

It is a very expensive city & my hard earned savings were running dry. I had just $200 left in my bank when I finally secured a job. It was at an upscale bowling alley called Lucky Strike which was expanding. This is the type of Alley that Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift & even Posh spice had been to. I was so happy when I landed the job, yay I don’t have to go home just yet I was thinking.

I worked hard as a food and beverage server & got noticed by the corporate chef who was based in LA. He offered me a job at another company he worked for,  working some big A list events around LA. I jumped at the offer & before I knew it I was mingling with some awesome A listers. From Jennifer Aniston to Kristen Stewart & Robert Paterson to Adam Sander, JLo, Will Smith , Leonardo DiCaprio there really wasn’t many A listers I didn’t see.

But it was Katy Perry that really got me super excited. She was at the Trevor awards to accept her Trevor Project hero award . I was beside myself when I found out I would be Katy Perry’s server for the night I was & still am a big fan of her music and everything she does for the LGBT community. I kept my cool. She was as amazing and beautiful in person as I imagined. I was the lucky server who got to stay on the floor the whole night and attend to miss Perry. She was drinking the American favorite non alcoholic ‘Shirley Temple’. Asked if I could get her anything else she requested a straw for her drink. There were actually no straws in the whole building. I was panicking , OMG Katy Perry wants a straw and there are none. I went out the back & asked some of the catering staff, does anyone have any straws, it’s for Katy Perry. After a fair few no’s 1 guy says there should be  a few in a green box but the catering truck is already packed up. It was one of those very rare evenings in LA where it was raining.

"Oh no you have to take another one with the Flash!" - Katy Perry

“Oh no you have to take another one with the Flash!” – Katy Perry


I ran to the catering truck,  excuse me can I please get a straw its for Katy perry, meanwhile I was getting pretty wet. The staff member scuffled around a few boxes and pulled out a snap lock bag with about 20 straws. Yay ! I ran back and got it to Katy and apologized for the wait and let her know there were no straws in the building. She was very thankful! Mission accomplished.

After the awards had finished I got to talk to her a bit more. She thanked me for looking after her & hugged me.OMG Katy is hugging me I was thinking. I was cleaning up  & cleaning her table and decided to take that lucky straw for keeps sake, for it would be a story I will tell for quite some time.

Normally staff aren’t allowed to get photos with the celebrity’s but I just had to. I thought its worth losing my job over. It’s Katy Perry. We chatted for a little bit and she told me she prefers Melbourne over Sydney. Life’s crazy , I mean one month I am unemployed & the next I am hanging out with Katy Perry!


Katy Perry

“I Love Melbourne more than Sydney” Katy Perry

Cashin in. Made some travel income selling this story to an Australian Magazine

Cashin in. Made some travel income selling this story to an Australian Magazine