Throwback to 2011! I was on Google searching for pictures when I came across this article on a Singaporean news website. I remember the uproar on twitter when Nicole Hussey was picked for One Less Lonely Girl Singapore on the My World Tour. As usual, the rumours and the accusations started with people saying she paid to be the OLLG, she had prior connections, etc. Here are some pictures of her on stage with Justin and an interview that she did on her experience, featuring her mother and sister. (All media courtesy of the new paper)
Marta met Shadee while on a student exchange and when she found out she had been an OLLG, she told her about the blog! Thank you Marta (@kidrauhlsollg__) for contacting Shadee and conducting the interview!
Age at the time: 13
Location: 4th row close to the stage
At the Rotterdam, Holland show on the My World Tour, Shadee was picked to be the One Less Lonely Girl (by a man she did not recognize.) picked me to be the OLLG. In the car an hour before the concert, she had actually made a joke about being the One Less Lonely Girl and then it happened! It was something she had dreamed of and it was coming true. Shadee was in total shock when she was picked. She was speechless and a feeling of happiness overwhelmed her. She believes that what made her stand out was the fact that she was not so hysterical as a lot of the other fans were. She was just enjoying the concert; not crying, just singing along with his songs. She also wore a purple shirt, which may have helped (at the time.)
Going backstage, all she could feel was excitement. Justin was her idol and she had followed everything he did. She had watched every interview, every clip on YouTube. Being able to see him in real life at his concert was a dream come true on its own and she had counted down the days until the concert. Now it was even better because Justin himself was about to sing to her on stage. Shadee was surprisingly calm backstage and extremely happy. Before she went on stage, she met Ryan.
In Shadee’s eyes, Justin was very handsome in real life and smelled really good. When she was escorted to the stool in the centre of the stage, she sat down and Justin handed her the bouquet of roses. He touched her face and stood so close to her that she felt like she could kiss him. Justin looked deep into her eyes and sang the ending of the song directly to her. When it was over, he hugged her tight and she practically melted! The best thing about being the OLLG for Shadee was the hug. However, the worst part was the mean messages she received from people, telling her she didn’t deserve to get picked because she wasn’t overly-excited during the show. However, they have no idea how thankful she is that it happened and how happy the experience made her feel.
When she left the stage, she met Kenny and he told her congratulations. Although she got a lot of hate messages, there were still many people who were really happy for her. When she got back to her seat, she got into a group hug with her sister and her niece while they laughed and cried at the same time. People congratulated her and a little girl asked for a picture with her and the roses. She was also asked to do interviews on her experience.
Almost three years later, Shadee still has the roses – one of which she gave to Marta! When Justin performed in Holland for the Believe Tour, she was at the show. She preferred the My World Tour show because it felt more personal and she thought that Justin behaved more grateful to his fans at his first concert there.
Follow Shadee on Instagram —> @shadeeovermars and she can be found on Facebook as well: Shadee Overmars!
Shadee on stage with Justin!
Thank you @BelieberRai for the pictures.
Location: Section Floor 7 Row 36 Seat 63
At the Jascksonville, Florida concert last year, Makayla was up singing and dancing to every song from the moment Justin hit the stage. She never sat down and sang all the lyrics, pretending that she was the only person in the arena with Justin. For that reason, she stood out enough for Jenn and Griffin to walk up to Makayla and ask her if she wanted to be the One Less Lonely Girl. She couldn’t believe that out of all the girls there, she was the one being asked! She only dreamed of meeting Justin and thought if she was lucky and believed enough that she would possibly have a chance to be the OLLG and she was! She was in shock that she was even going to meet Justin, let alone be his OLLG.
When she got backstage, she was greeted with open arms by Griffin. Everyone that passed her congratulated her on being picked and told her that she was very pretty. Being on stage, she was in awe. As a dancer, she is used to performing in front of large crowds and being on stage a lot but nothing prepared her for this moment. She had never been so nervous to sit on stage. While Justin sang to her, she didn’t pay attention to the audience; she stayed focused on Justin the entire time. At first she could hear all the screaming but once she sat down, it was as if he was singing just for her and they were (once again) the only two people in the arena. The one thing she remembers most about him is his eyes. Also, she loved the way he paid attention to her and was very sweet while she was on stage.
When it was over, he asked her what her name was then they ran backstage together. She didn’t really get to talk to him, all she could say was “thank you.” When she got back to her seat, the girl who was sitting behind her was crying and gave her a hug. Her mom went to the concert with her and was crying because she knew how much Justin meant to Makayla. That moment was the first time in five years that she was truly happy. After the concert, it took her a good 45 minutes to an hour to get to the front of the arena, with all the people stopping her for pictures and telling her congrats. Her advice to other OLLG hopefuls is to act as if you’re at a private concert just for you or like you’re in your room dancing around. Just have fun and enjoy yourself! For her outfit, she didn’t wear a bright shirt; it was just a white shirt that she designed herself.
ALSO, Makayla shares a birthday with Justin so tweet her happy birthday when it comes!!
Makayla on stage with Justin!
First story being posted in 2014! This one has been a long time coming so enjoy this My World Tour Flashback
Location: “10 rows back, 2 rows up, 2nd seat in”
When Emma found out her dad got her tickets to see Justin in Toronto in November 2010, she was excited; especially since she missed his last Toronto concert in August as she was on vacation (which she didn’t enjoy much, knowing there was a Justin Bieber concert going on back home!) She worked on her outfit for the concert (purple of course!) – purple custom-designed shirt, purple sunglasses with Nike high tops and purple eye glitter. On the day of the concert, she was extremely nervous and could barely eat her dinner. At one point, her mother made a comment that she would never meet Justin. Boy, was she wrong!
When the concert started, all she could think while the opening acts were performing was, I WANT JUSTIN BIEBER. Emma was jumping, screaming and having the time of her life. She noticed Pattie looking at her and she smiled, then continued enjoying Justin’s performance. Then she looked up because someone was standing directly in front of her. It was Allison, who asked her the magic question, “Do you want to be the One Less Lonely Girl?” She was in complete shock. All she could do was scream “YESSSS!” repeatedly as she went backstage. While she waited to go on stage with Justin, she met some of his dancers. They spoke to her and were really nice but she was still in shock; she was the one picked out of 15,000 to be serenaded by Justin. She ran around screaming for a bit, waiting for her cue. She met Ryan Good, who informed her that she would very likely cry her eyes out. But she assured him that she wouldn’t be crying; plus, she didn’t want to make Justin feel awkward. She thought to herself, “Don’t be afraid, don’t regret it, go out there and take a chance and enjoy every moment.” Finally, it was time. One of the dancers asked if she was ready then escorted her to the stool on stage. It was a surreal moment for her, being in front of the entire arena, seeing everyone and hearing all the screams. She sat on the stool and started looking around for Justin, while singing along. There he was. He was getting closer and Emma quickly clasped her hands, looked up and said a quick prayer to God because being there meant the world to her.
Then Justin walked to her, handed her the roses and started singing to her. She looked into his face and took it all in: his beautiful eyes, his floppy hair and his perfect skin (which she believed was as a result of Proactiv.) He walked around her, placing his hands on her back then stroking her face with his fingers. Before she knew it, the song was over and the stage went black. She had her moment with Justin Bieber.
As she went back to her seat, people congratulated her along the way. A few girls asked for one of her roses but she said no. People asked for pictures and asked about her experience. Allison brought her a DVD with the performance on it and told her good job then left. Because she was the One Less Lonely Girl, she was asked to do interviews with (Canadian) media such as CP24, Etalk, CTV, Canada AM, 99.9 radio station and the front page of Spec 11. Her popularity grew, as her followers on twitter multiplied and the friend requests on Facebook piled up. Of the experience, she says she feels blessed and it made her the person she is today. It was life changing and Justin was perfect. Although she was unable to get tickets for the Believe Tour because they sold out before she could, she is still extremely grateful for the opportunity she got four years ago. And she still has every single one of her roses! Her advice for other girls who wish to be OLLG is to always believe. Follow your dreams, whether they are to be the OLLG or just do something you love! Always stay positive and never say never.
Emma on stage with Justin!