Arguably one of Justin’s sweetest and best music videos to date, the One Less Lonely Girl video features Ohio-native Grace Wilson. Then 15 years old, Grace was nervous to audition, as any other girl would be. This was her first time doing something like this and she was extremely excited to be picked out of thousands of other girls to star alongside Justin Bieber in his second music video. As he wasn’t anywhere near as popular back then as he is today, Grace didn’t know much about Justin; he was just a normal 15 year old boy to her. However, she listened to his music and found it to be pretty good, so she was confident that the video would turn out great.
Shot in Watertown, Tennessee, the concept of the video is that Justin is trying to win a girl’s heart by sending her on a scavenger hunt. In the video, Justin is playing his guitar in a laundromat while waiting for his laundry to be finished, when Grace walks in and silent sparks fly between them. She then leaves but not before dropping a scarf close to where he was seated. Justin picks up the scarf and immediately starts hatching his plan to impress his future leading lady. When Grace goes back the next day, she is disappointed when she doesn’t see Justin but notices a sign in front of her which leads her on a scavenger hunt. She follows the arrows and the signs around town, picking up sweet gifts left by Justin along the way, including a puppy, flowers and chocolate. The scavenger hunt leads her right back to the laundromat which has been romantically transformed, where Justin is waiting for her with her scarf.
Grace was nervous to shoot the video but had fun. She described Justin as a very down to earth guy and really funny. In between shoots, they kept playing with the puppies which was fun (in a behind the scenes video, it was revealed that one of the puppies pee’d on Justin! Yikes) They remained friends after the shoot and she was even a guest at his 16th birthday party. Although Grace hasn’t spoken to Justin since last year, she is still a fan of his music. She went to one of his Believe Tour shows in LA and although she wasn’t affected by his OLLG performance, she loved the show as he is an excellent performer and very talented.
“He is really blessed. His music is great and keeps getting better. And he has amazing fans.”
Since the One Less Lonely Girl music video, she has been in a music video for Chris Young’s song “You”. Being in Justin’s music video was a blessing and she is still grateful to this day to have had that experience. If you ever want to ask Grace about her experience or anything else, feel free to follow her on twitter – @ItsGraceWilson!