What It's Like To Meet Your Role Model
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What It's Like To Meet Your Role Model

Five years behind a screen , two minutes face-to-face and a life-lasting smile.

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What It's Like To Meet Your Role Model
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From a young age, children are bound to idolize a person of influence. Whether this person is a parent, grandparent, or a celebrity, we all see this person who we wish to be like. For everyone, this person is different. When it comes to me, it's YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, or better known as iiSuperwomanii. Singh creates and stars in comedy videos, which she posts twice a week—and on top of that, she’s a daily blogger, rapper, and motivational speaker. With more than 11 million subscribers, a billion plus views, cameos in two movies, her own signature lipstick shade with Smashbox, and a recent book named "How To Be a Bawse", it's safe to say Lilly Singh is not going anywhere but up.

I have been watching Lilly's videos since she had one million subscribers. With every video, my love and admiration for her had just gotten larger and larger. Lilly Singh has never failed to make me smile.The thing I love most about Lilly is the fact that she brings so much needed positivity into the world. She is not just another random Youtuber, but someone who changed my views and perspectives on the many issues lying in our societies today.

As I mentioned before, Lilly Singh put all of her thoughts and ideas into one single book. This book is titled "How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life". This book is filled with lessons Singh has learned over her years and how they changed her life. As you can guess, I was in a state of joy when Lilly announced this book.

But, the real excitement started when Singh announced her book tour. I was sitting in lunch with my friends when the notification from Youtube popped up on my phone. "New Video from iiSuperwomanii". Casually, I opened up my phone and started to watch the video curiously, wondering if she would even be coming anywhere near my city. Then, I saw it "Atlanta- March 31st". My whole world just stopped for a second. I quickly went to my messages basically hyperventilating and texted my parents that I needed tickets.I was finally gonna get to meet he person I aspired to be like, the person that brought a smile to my face every time I was down and the person who inspired me greatly to leave a positive impact on the world, my role model.

This brings me to the moment it happened. The moment that I was a few feet away from meeting Lilly Singh. I walked up to her and said, "This is probably something I have been dreaming about for so long. With a warm smile, Lilly said, "I'm so glad". She gave me a huge hug and I told her that she inspired me to be the best person I can be each and every day. After taking a picture with her, I gave her another hug and walked away.

Thinking about that moment, I wouldn't change a thing about it. Lilly was so sweet and genuine and I had the time of my life at her show. Lilly taught me that positivity is always the right thing to preach and being happy is a feeling everyone deserves to express. It was a moment I will never forget in my life.

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