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Things NOT to do, when you meet your favourite Celebrity

Updated on June 12, 2015

Who are Celebrities anyway?

I see them as people who are famous, loved, admired, rich and glamorous. Everyone must have a favourite celebrity they would like to meet. An actor? A singer? A Politician? A TV Presenter? I hope you get to meet yours someday and if you do, here are some tips on what NOT to do.


1) Scream – No need to scream. Just stay cool, calm and collected. After all, they are only your favourite celebrity.

2) OMG – Some people say “Oh my God” about 20 times. You are not in trouble, so why call on God?

3) Body Autographs – Autographs are good. However it’s amazing the lengths that some people would go. Some fans ask for autographs to be signed on their arms, their boobs, their backs and more.


Enrique Iglesias and Fan

Errrh....  try not to grab their bum. :)
Errrh.... try not to grab their bum. :)

Michael Jackson and Fan

George Clooney and Fan

4) “I love You” – Now, why would you go and say that, especially if the person is in a relationship? Do you want to split them up?

5) Calling Friends – some like to share or brag on the phone with friends that they have met their celebrity. Some even go a step further and ask for the celebrity to say hello to their friends on the phone.

6) Cry – Keep hold of those nerves. It should be a happy day for you. No need for tears.

7) Photos – Take just one or two photos and don't give into the temptation of posting it on Twitter and Facebook.

Do you think you can manage to do all or most of the above?

..........because I can’t. ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶


It’s not everyday you get to meet a favourite celebrity.

Is there any celebrity that you would like to meet or have already met?



Rihanna and Fan

Lady Gaga and Fan


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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      That's awesome Lala.

      Hope you take lots of photo's with him too.

      I'm sure you won't scream but will be cool, calm and collected.

      Ha ha.... :-)

      Thanks for posting.

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      lala 2 years ago

      Only Zac Efron and I'm gonna meet him in 3 weeks :)

      It's been my dream for almost 2 years!!! I just love everything about him and there's no other celebrity I'd really love to meet. I thought this dream would never come true tho - until recently! Well hope it turns out great and I'll have great memories of that day!!! ;)

      And ofc I'll try to follow these instructions, don't scream and act weird, just be pleasant, friendly and reasonable. ;)

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Aurora Thanks for sharing that story. Very sweet.

      A day you will never, ever forget. :-)

      @AuFait I'm glad you had the opportunity. Thanks for stopping and for your kind comments.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      The only 'celebrity' I've ever met was Archibald Cox in the Harvard Law School Library where he had a corner office for many years before he died in 2004. I can't imagine doing any of the things mentioned here with any stranger/celebrity much less with Mr. Cox.

      For those who don't remember, Archibald Cox was a Special Prosecutor during Nixon Administration's Watergate scandal. He just happened to be in his office the afternoon I toured the library.

      Love your photo of Enrique Iglesias and fan.

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      Aurora 3 years ago

      I met a celebrity. Kevin Kline. He was soooo handsome and sincere. So nice to me. I never asked him to sign my body parts. The whole thing was signed on the picture frame. I can still: Feel his huge hand, See his eyes looking at mine, hear his voice calling my name after I told him what it was again. I could picture the whole thing in my head and it always felt like it was yesterday. I told Kevin that I loved him but it wasn't for a relationship. In the movies and TV, the celebrity says to the fan 'I love you." But in reality, he was saying something much better than that and he said to me: "You're very sweet." Mummy did most of the talking to be safe with me. Meeting Kevin was all I ever wanted since September 2010.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Marie - I hope you get to meet Raul someday and take a gorgeous photo with him. Thanks for sharing the Hub too.

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      Renee 5 years ago

      There are so many celebrities I hope I would meet but never really had the chance. I would like to believe that I would not do the things you listed not to do especially 1 & 2....I would be prim and proper but then again just imagining meeting my favorite football player Raul makes me go gaga. how much more would it be if I do meet him.? Definitely I would want a pic or two, an autograph but not on my body coz I wouldn't be able to keep it, call my friends? - I doubt I will remember. Interesting hub, voted up and across, shared, tweeted and pinned.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello James

      That's interesting to know. When you look at it, celebs are just people like us (with more money lol and of course fame). I do find Sheikhs fascinating when I see them on tv or in papers, but I don't remember their names. They wear something on their head. It's like a white cloth and then a black thing on top. Which Sheikh would you like to meet in person?

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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      Very interesting Elena.In Western countries people are elevating stars to a god-like status and so obsessed to become stars.But in Arab world ,people are obsessed by shiekdom(political authority and dominance).

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks. :-)

      Just follow your heart. They don't bite. lol.

      Walk up to them and ask for an autograph or best of all, ask someone to take a photo of them with you.

      Good luck. Elena

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      Sasha 5 years ago

      Say you are a beautiful lady and you chance to see your favorite celebrity sitting in a bar, what do you say in one phrase to imply that you want a date? Does "Hi, can I buy you a drink" still work? Or do they usually run away scared to death? ... I met several celebrities, always introduced by a friend. That makes things easier. No one ever ran away, some kissed my hand, some wrote their phone number on it... Unfortunately none of them was in my "guys-to-date-once-in-a-life" list. And I won't be so lucky to meet those I "want" through a friend, so, an airport or a bar it will be. What do I say then? Any useful ideas? Thank you :)

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      George Greene Jr. 5 years ago from California PA

      I wish!! Those wold be worth some money! and with all the moving I have done thru the years , they probably would have gotten lost in the shuffle of packing /unpacking. It was near Christmas time though.. Mmm maybe a XMAS story???

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @George - That's beautiful George. Well done on the award and for doing the training in a challenging environment.

      Hope you got to take photos with him too. :-)

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      George Greene Jr. 5 years ago from California PA

      The most famous people I met in person were John denver, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Reagan(Reagan twice) and the last Shah of Iran! the last one is probably the rarest meet up of all as I was in basic training when the hostage situation was going on and the Shah was in the hospital at Lackland Air Force base in Texas1 I wa sdoing a routine pick up of some paperwork when I saw the man sitting in the hallway and dropped a pen. I picked it up and recognized him immediately! I saluted , he saluted back . And that night I was given a special award of a free pass for knowing that we salute leaders of other countries as well as our own!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @LoveDoctor - Lol. He probably was. When the camera's are on Celebs, they just have to go with the flow. Thanks for making me smile.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Good advice. I bet Enrique Iglesias was thinking when is this nightmare going to be over!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Maria - I'm waving my magic wand and also writing to Santa, so you meet this special celeb of yours.

      Make sure you take a photo..... :-)

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      Maria.S 5 years ago

      I've met so many celebs but not the one and only for me! I wish I can manage all above when i meet my fav celebrity..who's not just my fav celebrity for me,but something more! He means the world to me and i really owe my life to him :) And i said WHEN i meet him and not "if" cause i'll give my everything to see him just for 1 sec!and i know i will.i feel it! When that day comes, i hope i won't act like a weirdo hehe.. and enjoy the time of my life :')

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      Sam Azgor 5 years ago from Bangladesh

      You are welcome :)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Sam - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Sam Azgor 5 years ago from Bangladesh

      Awesome Hub. :) Its really cool

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      How cool is that? I'm glad you plucked up the courage to meet Leonard and it's amazing you met President Reagan. What an honour. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @OK Genesis. That's Cool.

      @Diana Lee

      Aaawh... that's meet, not just a Celebrity, but one you adored as a child. Thanks for sharing.

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      watergeek 6 years ago from Pasadena CA

      I've met a number of celebrities, nearly all accidental. Here are two of them:

      - Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock in "Star Trek." As a teenager I was on an outing with my father in a Hollywood restaurant. A couple of girls went whispering & giggling hysterically down the aisle over an autograph in their hands. I was embarrassed for them. We were huge Star Trek fans, though, so my Dad urged me to get one. I demurred at first, but then stood and composedly walked toward them, paper and pen in hand. The minute I got there, I started giggling too. Jeez.

      - President Reagan. Truly composed this time and much older, I met him with a group of fellow Peace Corps volunteers in Grenada, West Indies. I was into photography by then, so moved around and through the group, taking photos of my friends and him, some really nice ones. Then his PR people took a group photo with him standing in the middle under a banner we'd made and he flew off. I'd promised all my friends copies of their photos, but when I went to have them developed, discovered the film had not advanced into the camera at all. No photos, a bunch of apologies, and huge embarassment.

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      This is a good hub. I only have met one celeb. But he was my childhood hero (James Drury-The Virginian)who I truly admire. Let me tell you the shy person I am had no problem asking for one of those cowboy hugs which he gives out freely to his fans. I'm sure not many celebs will do that.

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      Genesis 6 years ago from Canada

      Hi Lady_E,

      No photos or autographs, I met them all on a professional level not as a fan so that would be a big no-no!! Cheers ;0)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Lol. So True. I would say OMG 50 times. Thanks fro stopping.


      Cheers Genesis, I hope you took photo's and got autographs. Thanks for sharing...

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      Genesis 6 years ago from Canada

      I've met several, and they're just people like everyone else. Most are very shy although it wouldn't appear that way from the media exposure they get. Great Hub!

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      I really wonder when I watch on TV that people meeting celebrity with no creaming or no OMG.I think saying OMG is must if you meet any celebrity :)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Aaaawh... then when you leave them, you remember all the good things you could have said. :)

      Thanks for sharing your experience. A sweet memory for you to treasure.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks for stopping. I hope you meet some Celebs soon. :)

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      Sondra Rochelle 6 years ago from USA

      Cute one! Years ago I was working at Universal Studios and saw Debbie Reynolds heading for the elevator. I ran towards it and jumped on...and then became totally tongue tied! I wanted to say something clever but my best shot was "my you're a lot shorter than I thought you were". Needless to say, I couldn't get off that elevator fast enough and neither could she! I was very young then, and I hope I will do better now. But like you...I doubt it! Thanks for the neat hub!

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      haha, great hub! Too bad I've never met a celebrity... :P

      -K. Alto

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Ha ha... I love your comment. I hope you meet all these guys. I love Nicole because she has a distinct look about her. I liked Eminem until Drake came along. lol. (the one who sang with Rihanna)

      You never know, you could meet them all, at a time you would least expect... Just remember when they give you an autograph to get one for me too.

      As to the last question.... What can you do? It comes with the territory. :)

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      Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Okay, let's stop and think. "Who's Royalmark's favourite celebrity?" Well, say, Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc., I'd not know what to do.

      But if I see Mark Zuckerberg, I'll walk up to him and say "Hey! Whiz, how did you create Facebook?" and if I meet Enya or Nicole Scherzinger, I'll stay put because I might misbehave; if I meet Eminem, we'll have a chat for hours because I'd like to pick his brain and figure out how he thinks and writes those rap songs. :-D

      I care about the autographs, they mean something to me. I'd also like to take a picture with them. But, shouting "OMG!", what's that for? Pretty sucks!

      As unusual, this hub is short for a Lady with a golden pen in the UK but it's great, are you aware of that? It's precise, brief and spot-on. Kudos!

      About the Enrique pic, I think that's one hell of a cute musician. But, if I'm popular, hmmm! kissing a random lady should be out of the question. Question is if I'll do that if a female fan just jumps from nowhere and starts kissing you. Haba! What do you think?

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Millionaire Tips

      I think your reaction would be different from meeting a Celeb you know, than from meeting one you truly admire.

      Thanks for stopping.

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      I'm not sure how I would react if I met a star, I too would probably look from afar and wonder if my eyes were deceiving me. But they are just people, after all, and your tips on what not to do will be helpful.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      You made me laugh! And I am a hard sell! Awesome!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Oh wow - great this was so clever and very funny. I read it several times!!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Yes, she really did go for his bum and he let her. lol. Thanks for stopping. I laughed at your comment.


      Thanks so much for stopping. Regards.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Always Exploring

      Thanks. I hope you get to meet Susan Hayward and Clark Gable. The other 2 are up there with the stars. :)


      I'm guessing that is Michael Owen the footballer. It is, I admire the humility of that guy. I always say to Wayne Rooney (well, to the TV screen) when he is in the News for being naughty, "Learn from Owen."


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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      I'm never met a celebrity....yet. But I would be too shy to do any of the above. I'll probably admire from a distance and let the others do all the above. Thanks for the read and rated up.

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      Absolutely right.A useful,interesting hub.

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      rLcasaLme 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Wow! She really grabbed those bums of Enrique. And, Enrique suddenly became looked so skinny beside her.

      Awesome and Hilarious!

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      MissDoolittle 6 years ago from Sussex, UK

      Really enjoyed this hub. I've met a few famous people. I've met Alan Hansen and Michael Owen.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this hub, so funny..I think i would have loved to meet M J and Elvis.. Also Susan Hayward and Clark Gable. I love the old classic movies and the stars in the past were really stars...Cheers

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Lovely name. Hmmmh... Could it be Kate Middleton in disguise on my Hub? lol. I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub. Cheers.


      Aaawh... thanks for your kind comment. I'm glad it made you smile. Best Wishes.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Hi Kelly, I'm sure you'll be Cool when you meet them. I have met a few - during a job I did which was high profile and managed to keep cool.... but if it were my FAVOURITE celeb.... I doubt I would be.

      Hope you meet Gerard Butler someday.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Your friend is so funny. He must have just got off the plane and there were no Make-up artists around. Cheers.


      Oh no you didn't.... How did you manage to keep a straight face. lol. It was cool that you got to speak to him though.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub;I am still smiling. This is what makes HP the great place that it is;we never know what we will be reading.

      This one a true gem to vote up up and away.


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      princesswithapen 6 years ago

      Haha! The best of us find it hard to contain the excitement out of meeting a celebrity or an idol. This hub should be displayed somewhere on the red carpet at the Oscars or the Golden Globes. What a delightful read - funny and amusing, just the dose I wanted with my hot cuppa.


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      Kelly Pittman 6 years ago from Walker, LA

      I've never met a celebrity, but I've always promised myself that if I did I wouldn't act like that. =) However, if the day ever comes that I meet someone like, say, Gerard Butler, I would think that containing the OMGs!! would certainly cause me to faint. =) Nice Hub!!

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      StricktlyDating 6 years ago from Australia

      I always laugh when I think about the Celebrity rock star I met. We were at a bar, in the early hours, and I'd had a few by then. I pretended I didn't know who he was, and went up and introduced myself and we started having a conversation. Eventually I asked him what he did (For a living) and he told me he was a Singer. I replied casually, "Really? I can sing too! Would you like me to sing you a song?" and I started singing the Jewel song with the words "Please don't say I love you...I just wanna be with you allllll ways". He had a giggle, it seems like he thought it was cute. I said it was great meeting him, and ran off to continue partying with my friends. I cannot believe I did that, but I smile when I think about it.

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      pinkydoo 6 years ago from New York

      This is a great hub! The only famous person I ever saw was Monty Hall, when I worked in the airport...and my friend screamed, "HE LOOKS SO OLD!" There's another thing NOT to do, I guess...this is a fun hub...I love it!


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