The One Less Lonely Girl in Brisbane, Australia (Day 2) was Eilish! (Credit to original owners for the pictures below)
I am 19 years old and I was sitting in the front row of the Lower Circle Section 38. Jenn Laski was the lady who called me down from my seat. There was also another man who helped in the choosing but I am unsure of his name, I was too shocked at what was happening! When Jenn first waved to me to come down, I at first pointed to myself and asked “me” with my eyes so wide they were about to fall out; I was so shocked. She then said yes, I immediately turned to my best friend Katie Burley and slapped her in her belly and then proceeded to run down the stairs. I’m not sure why I hit her haha I feel bad now but I was so shocked that this was happening, it was my first reaction! Once I got down the stairs, Jenn then asked me if I wanted to be the OLLG. I didn’t actually say yes, I just gasped and covered my mouth in disbelief. She then told me to walk with her and I turned back and waved to my friends I was sitting with and screamed. I have imagined being the OLLG so many times before. I would always joke about it as well saying “oh yeah I will definitely be the OLLG this year.” My friends and I would always laugh, feeling stupid to be even joking about being picked because it was so unlikely. To have been chosen really is more than a dream come true. I am still in shock and disbelief that I got chosen. To be honest, I’m not sure why I was chosen even though Jenn said when I was down waiting behind the stage that I was the “perfect choice”. I didn’t really look at Jenn and the other man too much while they were choosing or standing down below our section for about 15 minutes staring and whispering to each other. I was trying to ignore it because I didn’t want to get any ideas or false hope that the unlikely event of being chosen would happen. Maybe that helped but I am honestly not sure what made them choose me. I was just like any other belieber there; dancing, singing and screaming!
Going backstage, I just kept asking myself “is this actually happening”, “am I really about to be serenaded by Justin Bieber?” Then I started thinking about what if I trip. I was walking on stage in front of thousands and thousands of people. Tripping would be my worst nightmare. What I was going to do also went through my mind. I wasn’t sure how I would act or react to him so I asked Jenn what I do and she just said, “he will do everything.” I died a little when she said that. Backstage I was extremely nervous. My knees and hands and whole body were shaking. I had to change my shoes into thongs [sandals] because otherwise I would be taller than him when he danced with me. While waiting behind the curtain also, Dan Kanter looked over the railing and waved to me and gave me the thumbs up. I excitedly waved back at him and smiled so much my nerves kind of decreased for a split second but they came straight back as soon as I looked through the crack in the curtain and saw Justin dancing. Being on stage with Justin Bieber can’t really be described. The screams where incredible and I was just in awe of him and his eyes. I just kept staring at him in disbelief that in front of me and touching and hugging me was Justin Bieber. I was shaking so much but I have never ever been so happy in my life. I remember singing the song as well then realizing his mic was on so I should probably stop in case my horrible voice gets picked up. I wasn’t expecting him to be that ‘touchy’ with me either. When he first came around behind me and put his head on my shoulder the amount of butterflies I felt in my stomach was ridiculous. Every time he touched me or held my hand, I got tingles. The one moment that I remember most out of the whole experience was when he leaned in so close to my face as if to kiss me and then just miss and press his cheek into mine. That moment will never ever be forgotten.
When we ran off, he was in a big hurry to get downstairs and take his shirt off hehe but he held my hand and said, “thank you very much you’re gorgeous.” Justin Bieber just called me gorgeous! Life complete. After that I tried to put my shoes back on and I was shaking so much I couldn’t put the little metal part through the hole. Kind of embarrassing because they were waiting to take me back to my seat. People’s reactions were insane. Everyone was congratulating me and all wanted a photo with me. I kind of felt like a little bit of a celebrity, it was so cool. I couldn’t actually move out of my row for about 15 minutes and then when I got into the foyer, I was there for about an hour and a half getting photos with people. I was so grateful for all the comments people gave me, it was so lovely. I’m still getting loads of messages from people and it’s so nice to share my experience with everyone. I have been a Belieber from the get go of his career. He is so inspirational and kind; I have never ever doubted him. To get this opportunity and be this big of a fan of his is one life experience I will be telling until the day I die. I’m getting my flowers pressed down and framed so I will always have them. Never going to let them die and they will always be hanging in my room to remind me of the experience I had of when I was the OLLG.
Advice for aspiring OLLGs
As excited as you are, you’re at Justin Bieber and as much as you want to be picked, I would hide it a little if they (Jenn or whoever is picking the OLLG) are around you. I believe they won’t choose someone who is jumping off the walls with excitement, acting crazy and have the risk of being silly on stage because the excitement takes over, even though that’s what I was doing on the inside. Be a fan, not a crazy jellybean and if you are chosen, take every little detail in with you because it will never happen again.
Jenn asking the big question!
Congratulations Eilish, Brisbane Day 2′s One Less Lonely Girl!
Eilish on stage with Justin!