Today marks one year since the first show of the Believe Tour in Glendale, Arizona! This time around, Justin was performing in Asia. Here’s the story of the One Less Lonely Girl in Beijing, China!
Hi, I am Melinda! I’m 15, turning 16 in under 2 months. At the Beijing, China concert, I was sitting to the left of the stage, right in front of the railing above where his crew was walking around! Before the concert, all my friends were joking about OLLG, saying we would all be the OLLGs! We searched up the previous ones and got really excited but I didn’t think we would actually have a chance since there were going to be so many people there. We calculated the chances of being picked before the concert and it came down to about a 1 in 200 chance! I watched a bunch of videos of the girls and their experiences before so being OLLG was definitely a dream for me. Near the beginning of the show, this girl (who didn’t look like she was part of the crew) came up to me and asked how old I was. My friend was like, “MELINDA YOU JUST GOT PICKED!” But I was like what no? She didn’t come back for around 30 minutes so I was pretty disappointed. Then, near the beginning of Never Say Never, someone came up to me and as I wasn’t sitting near the aisle, told me to walk out into the aisle. I was like, ohhhh my godddd what’s happening! My friends were all screaming. I walk out and see Jenn and she says: ‘Do you want to be the One Less Lonely Girl?‘ Obviously I screamed and she started leading me backstage.
I was just like, oh my god no way this is happening? Is this actually happening? I was so nervous and excited at the same time, I couldn’t think straight, I obviously had butterflies and the whole time I was just thinking that this was impossible.
When we were walking backstage, it was very nerve racking. I saw the car that Justin Instagrammed a few days back and a few of his dancers high-fived me and told me congrats! It was just so surreal and now that I think about it, I could have taken photos with them or asked them questions but the whole time I was just standing there going crazy! When it was time for me to walk on stage, I couldn’t stop thinking, don’t trip, oh my god, this isn’t happening, and I felt like I was about to pass out. As soon as Justin started singing to me, I just couldn’t think. He is so beautiful. He smelled so good, he looked AMAZING and the whole experience was just unbelievable. I honestly couldn’t think straight; he was just looking into my eyes and his eyes were absolutely beautiful. He hugged me from behind twice and kept touching my hands and legs! I was too nervous to do anything, I could have hugged him or kissed him or talked to him but the whole time I was just starstruck. Then he asked me my name, we ran backstage and it was over. I didn’t get to speak to him after.
When I first got back to my seat, my friends and I were just SCREAMING! The people around me were like, “oh congrats can I take a photo with you?” And I was like, “oh sure!” Then when the concert ended, my other friends who were sitting on the floor came up and were screaming with us and we were all just saying, how on earth did this happen!!! After we left the stadium, more and more people started coming up and circling around me, wanting to take photos and hug me. After a while, around 200 people came out and started running after me, so I was like oh no and we had to hide my crown and run out.
I was sleeping when my friends started calling me a bunch of times. I woke up at around 7 and saw their missed calls and I knew something had happened. When I called them back, they were like, “MELINDA GO CHECK INSTAGRAM!” I was just thinking, whaaat what happened! So I scrolled through Instagram, saw a picture of Justin and was saying, “wait its just a photo of Justin?” My friend said, “nooo no keep going!” So I kept scrolling and when I saw the picture Justin posted of us, I just SCREAAAMED. It was sooo exciting being the FIRST OLLG he has ever Instagrammed. It was just unbelievable and everyone was just saying, now he has to remember you!!!! I was so happy.
Every OLLG that gets picked is said to have paid, which I don’t even think is possible. I heard rumors that I stayed in the same hotel as him (because I was waiting outside of it to see him), I paid for it, I was the daughter of the boss of the stadium, etc. None of that is true! I was just extremely extremely lucky to have gotten this amazing opportunity. I think what made me stood out was the fact that I had really good seats because like I said, the whole crew was walking right below where I was sitting so they could easily see me. Also, I had a bigger chance than in normal concerts since the girl picked had to be Asian and most of the people I saw around me were 25+ years old. My friends and I were dancing, screaming, and singing really loud. So when you’re at one of Justin’s concerts, just scream, dance and sing. If you look like you’re having a good time, they’ll want to pick you!
Video of Melinda on stage!