I Met Troye Sivan And He Was Even More Beautiful In Person

I Met Troye Sivan And He Was Even More Beautiful In Person

Troye makes me bloom.

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About three weeks ago, I saw Troye Sivan during one of the stops of his "Bloom" tour. And in case you have no idea who Troye Sivan is, he is a South African singer-songwriter, actor, and also a former YouTuber.

I have been a fan of Troye for six years now, so meeting him after his concert was honestly like a dream come true. A few days before going to his show, I found out that there were going to be people chosen from the crowd to meet him after the concert. I immediately tried to think of some way to get Troye or his staff to notice me and my friends at the show, and after collaborating with one of my friends, we decided to make signs. We made each sign look like a postcard because one of Troye's songs off his new album is titled "Postcard," and then in the middle of the signs we each had one word from the phrase "you make us bloom." On the day of the show, we stopped by Publix and bought sunflowers and held them up with our signs for the entirety of the concert.

During the show, I kept telling myself, "Troye is going to see these signs and we are going to meet him." I was so sure of it that it actually ended up coming true. In the middle of his performance of "The Good Side," one of his staff members walked up to my friend and asked her if she wanted to meet Troye. Obviously, she said yes and then told the woman that she was there with three of her friends. We were then each handed a sticker that would be our pass to meet Troye. And of course, like any sane human being, we started freaking out. I was jumping up and down and squeezing the life out of my friend's arm as I grinned from ear to ear. "The Good Side" now holds a very special place in my heart because it reminds me of the happiness that was radiating out of me that night.

When the concert ended, we were told to wait in a single file line next to a door with a few other people. My heart was racing because that was the first time in my life that I was going to be able to say more than a few words to a celebrity that I admire. As we were being taken inside to wait for Troye, all I could think of was, "I really hope I don't smell bad." My friends and I had waited outside for hours before the show because we wanted a good spot in the pit, which we thankfully got, but I knew I had been sweating non-stop. Eventually, my worries were cut short because when Troye walked out, I threw my hand up to my mouth and gasped. I could not believe that the person I had loved and listened to for so many years was finally standing in front of me.

When Troye approached us, he said, "Guys! I saw your signs during the show but I couldn't say anything because I was in the middle of-" and then made a twirling motion. I was shocked to hear him say this because during the concert it never seemed like Troye saw our signs. It was nice to know that the ache in my arms from holding up the sign and sunflower was not obtained in vain.

By the time it was my turn to take a photo with Troye, it felt like my knees were going to buckle. I walked up to him and he gave me a hug (and no, he didn't smell like anything) and once we separated, all of the words that had been swirling around in my brain came flying out of my mouth. I told him, "Oh my god I have been a fan of yours for years, ever since you were on YouTube." He jokingly responded with, "Oh god, my YouTube days." and I laughed and told him that I loved him. Then, we each put an arm around each other and posed for a picture. I thought my face was going to crack in half as the photo was being taken because I was smiling so hard.

Afterward, I handed Troye my sign and he signed it. While he was writing my name, I said, "You look even more beautiful in person." That thought had been running through my mind the entire time I was standing next to him, and I knew that if I did not say it, I would regret it. Troye smiled and replied, "Oh my god, thank you!" and then handed me back my sign.


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I stood off to the side with my friend after that and we waited for the rest of our friends to finish meeting him. Once we had all spoken to him, we stood next to him in the order of our "you make us bloom" signs and took another photo. We then thanked him for everything and went back outside into the venue.

If for some reason you are not a fan of Troye, I strongly encourage you to listen to both of his albums, "Bloom" and "Blue Neighbourhood." They are both magnificent and full of emotion and I guarantee that you will fall in love with him just as much as I did.

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20 Male Celebrities Any Girl Would Love To Spend 2018 With

Here's to 2017, blessing our lives with these good looking guys this year.
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Now that Christmas is over, we have all of 2018 to look forward to. The new year symbolizes a fresh start for people all over the world. If you're single headed into 2018, you know how painful it can be to be the third wheel while all your friends in relationships take perfect Instagram pictures to post about "New year, same bae." Well, here are 20 guys any single or in a relationship female would rather spend the new year with.

1. Ryan Gosling

I am sure Ryan Gosling is on the top of every girl's celebrity crush list because LOOK AT HIM! While he has been in a long-term relationship with actress Eva Mendes, he is still quality eye candy. Ranging from his wide variety of talents, his gorgeous blue eyes, and mysterious personal life, Ryan Gosling is the total package.

2. Chris Pratt

While he got his start as lovable Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Chris Pratt showed us that he can also be kick ass super hero Star Lord as well. While hearts broke when he and Anna Farris divorced, it also meant he was back on the market! Chris Pratt is the ultimate guy for his awesome sense of humor, Christian faith, caring ways, and rugged looks. Chris Pratt is the guy if you're looking for goofy yet manly!

3. Zac Efron

While Zac Efron has left his "High School Musical" days behind him, he's still got his "head in the game." For those who have been fans of Efron since his Troy Bolton days, we have seen him grow into the glorious human being he is today. Thank God for puberty!

4. Ryan Reynolds

While Ryan Reynolds is happily married to his beautiful wife Blake Lively, you can't resist staring at him when watching his movies. While he may appear classy and proper on red carpets, if you follow him on Instagram or Twitter you know otherwise. Reynolds has a sense of sarcastic humor that is bound to make anyone literally laugh out loud.

5. Cole Sprouse

Cole and his twin brother Dylan had Disney Channel fans eating out of the palm of their hands for the longest time after staring in "Suite Life of Zack and Cody." When they went to college at NYU however, they basically dropped off the face of the earth. While Dylan still remains out of the spotlight, Cole Sprouse has returned! Just like Zac Efron, thank God for puberty because it hit Cole Sprouse like a freight train.

6. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor, is THE best looking Avenger in the group to date! While his brother Liam gets all the media attention with being engaged to Miley Cyrus, Chris is where it's at. With his dreamy blond hair and blue eyes as well as his Australian accent, no girl can resist. If you like Chris Pratt but want an Australian version, Chris Hemsworth will do the trick.

7. Harry Styles

Harry Styles has come a long way from his One Direction days. While he has a reputation for being a womanizer, it's fair to see why he could get away with it. With his dimpled cheeks, shy smile, dapper style, and British accent, it's amazing he is still single!

8. Dave Franco

Sorry James, but your brother Dave is where it is at! Honestly, I can't think of one role Dave has played in a movie that he sucked at. His smile could melt the Grinch's heart with his pearly white teeth, his laugh is contagious, and his smize as Tyra Bank's would say is fierce!

9. Justin Bieber

Yes, Justin Bieber made the list, but hear me out. He has come a long way since his mugshot days. As much as girls like to say they are not into tattoo's, we all have that one guy that just makes them work and for many of us, that exception is Justin Bieber. We all have that bad boy crush and the fact he can sing like an angel AND play the piano/guitar/drums makes him a quadruple threat.

10. Joe Keery

If you have been living under a rock, you probably have no idea who Joe Keery is. To know more about this tall, dark and handsome dude, you need to binge-watch "Stranger Things" ASAP! Joe plays Steve Harrington in the show who started off season 1 as the guy you tell all your girlfriends to beware of, but just in time for the season finale Steve proves to be a badass. When season 2 came back, we saw a gentler side of Steve which made many people add Joe to their new celebrity crush list. If starring in a hit Netflix show doesn't seal the deal for you, he's also in a band.

11. Shawn Mendes

Seriously, there must be something in the Canadian water for producing the likes of Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Bieber, and now Shawn Mendes. If you aren't following his Instagram ladies, you are missing out big time. With his sharp jawline, perfect hair, and gorgeous voice, this Canadian is the one to choose. If you're looking for a sweeter version of Justin Bieber but with all the talent trimmings, Shawn is the one for you.

12. Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin first stole our hearts starring as Finnick in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and more recently stole our hearts again as Will Traynor in "Me Before You." Literally anything he acts in is worth going to see, even if it is just to stare at his beautiful face and admire yet another British accent. I am telling you, accents can get you far in life, fellas!

13. John Krasinski

Most adored for his hopeless romantic yet extremely funny character Jim Halpert in "The Office," John Krasinski made us all wish we were Pam Beesly or even better, his real life love Emily Blunt. If you have ever seen John in an interview, he just seems like the sweetest guy and also someone you could easily hold a conversation with. While he may be taken in real life, we can still admire from afar.

14. Niall Horan

Adding the only Irish to this list is sweet Niall Horan. Ditching his boy band ways much like his bandmate Harry Styles, Niall let his bleach blond locks go back to his natural brown. With his light eyes and dark hair, I am amazed he didn't go to this combo sooner cause it works for him. He also showed he is much more than a backup vocalist with his new solo album. With his sweet ways and his Irish brogue, Niall is perfect.

15. Tim Tebow

I have to add an athlete on the list, and if I am going to do that, I need to add Tim Tebow. This guy is nothing but class. He supports so many charities, is kind to all his fans, and doesn't look bad in uniform if I do say so myself. While the guy has been scrutinized by the media for his Christian faith, he still remains as sweet as can be. He also has many talents. While he got his start as a football player, he is now playing baseball for a triple A team as well as being a sports caster for the SEC. Can we please bring #tewbowing back?

16. Tom Holland

The newest face of "Spiderman," Tom Holland is by far the fan favorite to have played your friendly neighborhood Spiderman. While he has only stared in one major motion picture so far, this is not the last we will hear of him. With the new "Avengers" film coming out this summer, as well as Tom hinting on working on a few new projects via his Instagram (highly recommend giving him a follow if you aren't already), Tom Holland is bound to be one of Hollywood's actors on the rise. Also, his English accent is dreamy too!

17. Jack Schlossberg

Many of you are thinking "Who in the world is this guy?". If you know who this is, you are a true political/history nerd and cudos to you! This is President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg. Needless to say, the apple does not fall far from the tree as Jack resembles both his grandfather and his uncle John Jr. in so many ways. While he may be a Democrat, he is extremely smart and is an Ivy League graduate who went to Yale. If you're looking for the perfect celebrity to bring back to introduce to the family or a political guy who isn't 100 years old, Jack Schlossberg is your guy!

18. Dylan Larkin

God Bless the NHL and for having so many good looking players it made it hard to choose who I should include on this list. The first player that came to mind was Dylan Larkin, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings. Literally, any girl I talk to who actually watches NHL hockey is OBSESSED with this guy, and based on the picture above, I can see why. He was such a good hockey player, he got recruited to the NHL before finishing college. While he may be the NHL's newest diamond in the rough, he's also active in giving back to the Detroit community. He's a gem on and off the rink!

19. Tom Brady

The GOAT himself, Tom Brady is a must on this list. While he has been married to super model Gisele Bundchen for forever, in a way it makes you believe in love again with how much he adores her. When Brady isn't modeling Uggs, he's really a cool dude with some killer looks. I am solidly convinced the reason why the New England Patriots have such a large female fan base is because of Tom Brady.

20. Adam Driver

"Star Wars'" newest "it" guy is Adam Driver. "Star Wars" may not be a movie a lot of girls watch, but it did have a young Harrison Ford, young Mark Hamill, young Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and now, Adam Driver. Playing the First Order's lead bad boy Kylo Ren, if you were a fan of the dark side before, you'll really love it now because of Adam.


While there are plenty of other men I could have added to this list, these were the top 20 I found to be most popular today. As much as 2017 was kinda a crappy year, give it a toast as you kiss it goodbye this coming New Year's Eve for blessing our lives with these good-looking men this year. Here's to 2018 and the new dudes it will introduce to us, whether it be through music, film, or sports!

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Celebrities Who'd Rather Give Than Flaunt Their Riches Deserve More Respect

Giving back to those who need it is more important than holding up a rich image.

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Wealth is an interesting thing. There are people out there making more money in one week than some people will make in their entire lives. There are people out there who are capable of getting whatever they want, whenever they want, while there are others who are working multiple jobs just to keep up with bills and support their families. The fact that some people can live such a lavish lifestyle while others struggle each and every day is astounding. Though, that is why so much respect should be given to those who are well off yet choose to help those who need it.

Some people are simply put in better circumstances than others. Of course, there are so many cases where people have worked incredibly hard for what they have, but there will still always be cases where certain people are born into a life with a better opportunity than others.

Those who choose to use their wealthy position to help those who need it should be highly respected. Instead of spending all of their money on materialistic objects and expensive vacations, they are choosing to pick up others that are stuck in a set of negative circumstances. While they are wealthy, high up individuals, they do not look at themselves as if they are better than anyone else. They rather offer up the perks of their position in order to have others live a more comfortable life.

Whether it be donating to victims of the California wildfires or coastal hurricanes, paying for vital medical treatments, or simply gifting necessary items to hardworking individuals, these are people that deserve so much respect.

These individuals are humble, helpful, and care about the wellbeing of others more than they care about holding onto a certain image. They do not broadcast their actions to make themselves look good, they simply do it because they would rather help than see others suffer.

I will always have a sense of respect for these people, whether they be celebrities, athletes, politicians, etc. They see their wealth as a position to help others and give back to those who need it. While these people are becoming few and far between, I am thankful there are people out there who would rather help others thrive than only fund a lavish lifestyle. If more upper-class citizens offered this kind of help, maybe we could reach a greater sense of peace.

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