That's me with Paula Abdul.
Wow, can she still work it at 54yo. And she looks just as amazing in person as she does in pictures!
My first close encounter of the celebrity kind was Monday night when I met her after she opened for New Kids on the Block. Backstage passes and concert tickets were thanks to my college gal pal who I used to cruise Sunset Blvd with to the beatz of Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill. Heeeyyy!!!! Rachel's now Paula's social media guru extraordinaire.
She put on a great show with dancing, singing under the musical direction of Peter Lord, incredible computer graphics with the skillz of technical genius Guido, interacting with the audience, and new outfits for each song.
Met Peter and Guido yesterday as well so wanted to give them their due props. :) Hi Peter and Guido from San Diego!
During her performance, she shared her story about how she didn't give up to become a Laker girl. She was a teeny tiny brunette in a sea of beautiful, tall, blonde Barbies. And was immediately cut. Didn't even dance. Based purely on her looks.
Not accepting defeat, she went to the bathroom, got into a stall, changed into a different leotard, put her hair half up and half down. Signed in this time with her middle name and altered the spelling of her last name to Julie Abdel. No one was the wiser.
But her 2nd attempt bombed yet again. She was cut without even dancing.
She had one last outfit though. Saved the best for last. A Jane Fonda-ish red and white chevron shaped leotard complete with blue legwarmers and a blue headband. Pulled her hair up in one ponytail and entered as P.J. Abbel. She went out there and walked straight to the front. She learned the routine and they asked the front half to go to the back and the back half to come to the front. But she didn't leave the front. Which was what lead her to finally make the Laker Girl team. That was the start of everything for her. That spirit carried her on every path that was to come along.
Her message was to never give up because "life's too short and she is too."
You know where this is going...
The obstacles thrown at us, whether it's fertility-related or not, are what define us and shape our character. The good times allow us to enjoy the gifts we receive, take a breather, and gear up for the next charge. Because life is about change - nothing stays constant. So it's up to you to take the red pill or the blue pill.
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