When we were there, we went up to the shoe department so I could get some new Nike tennis shoes. (Which I am in love with now, they're so comfy!)
While I was waiting for them to get my size, I looked over to my right and saw her.
Who is this you may ask? Some of you might know, but if you don't, it's Abby Lee Miller from the popular Lifetime reality TV series, Dance Moms.
This post is really only going to make sense to the people who have watched or know of the show Dance Moms, but I'm going to go on anyway.
I was kind of shocked I saw her, because she's kind of a celebrity. I mean she has her own super popular and awesome TV show, which I love.
We said hi to her like friendly people and told her we loved her show. And I expected her to be evil like she is on the show.. but she was really nice. Well, sorta nice. Not evil at all.
We had a fully fledged conversation! She asked us if we danced, and when my aunt said we did, she automatically started scanning us over to see if we had the "dancer's body."
And apparently I do, because you know what she said?
Yeah, that was pretty much the reaction inside my head after she said it.
To have someone as successful as Abby Lee Miller, who has her own show, and has dancers working all over the country, some famous, like Miranda Maleski from SYTYCD Season 8, say something like that to me was just so flattering.
AND OH, it gets better, but also pretty annoying too.
She kept telling me and my cousin in the picture, Bailey, to come to her studio. Like she wanted us bad.
After I told her where I took dance, she said,
"Why do you go to those competitions in Ohio? For what reason exactly? Come to the real ones!" And by 'real ones,' she means in Vegas and in Hollywood.
She never really gave me a chance to answer, but if I would have, I would have said..
"Well, I go to the Ohio competitions because..
1. They aren't outrageously expensive.
2. We like to have fun at them, and we don't treat them like LIFE OR DEATH SITUATIONS. We don't want to make a serious career out of dance, we do it for joy and the experience of being there.
3. I like those competitions, my studio, and my nice, not evil and intimidating teachers, thank you very much."
Plus, she's pretty scary, so I'd probably would not have been brave enough to say all that.
But I thought it, so it counts..
That's Maddie, the one that Abby favors and thinks is so amazing. She even mentioned Maddie last night during the conversation! I hate Maddie. Chloe is my favorite, and Paige :p
It just kinda made me mad that she thinks she's the best place around, and her dancers are always the best. Not to brag or anything, but my studio does pretty awesome at competitions, Abby Lee.
I mean yeah, it would be really awesome to work with her and be her student. But, I'm loyal to my current studio and I have been for the past 13 years. I can't just leave, especially when I'm a junior, that'd be pointless. Yeah I'm serious about dance and so are my teachers, but they aren't like Abby Lee. Not all serious teachers have to be evil and insulting to be serious.
But, it was flattering and really cool that she really wanted us to come and complimented me, and it was really shocking to meet her.
Yes, she's as huge in real life as she is on TV.
As we were taking the picture, she told us to cover her fat.
SO.. just thought I'd share that with you guys, considering it was the highlight of my week.
Do you watch Dance Moms? What do you think of it? Of Abby? Leave me comments!