Lucy Hughes from Manchester in the UK has already made two trips to Hollywood and one to Paris to follow her idols.
“I got into a habit of regularly meeting celebrities no matter who they were – I just went and met anybody and everybody from [when I was] around 15,” said Lucy.
She’s been fortunate enough to meet Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes, popstar Ed Sheeran, One Direction’s Harry Styles and many more.
Lucy concedes she’s had to come up with all sorts of tricks to get up close and personal with her favourite A-listers – including faking tickets and making up sob stories.
“I made fake wristbands and made up sob stories, as well as crying to security.
“They eventually let me in for free!
“I’d even photocopy wristbands or tickets and then stand in a different part of the queue to my friends.
“I’d say I’ve spent around £6K (around R114 000) on flights, hotels, train tickets, tickets, posters, merchandise and CDs.
“It can be quite expensive but I enjoy it. I’ve met so many friends through it.”
In 2015, the teen, who says her parents help fund her extravagant celeb-chasing holidays, recalls travelling to Los Angeles with her friend Claire to see Lost in Japan hitmaker Shawn Mendes in his first headline show at The Greek Theatre.
During their trip, Lucy also met talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres along with a host of other famous faces.
Two years later, Lucy and Claire flew to Paris to see Harry Styles’ first solo tour. She’d met him previously back in the UK.
“I met Harry in his hometown, just near Warrington on Christmas Eve.
“I knew he was home, so I went out with my friends for dinner to a pub that Harry visits. I went to the toilet and Harry was [sitting] near the door.
“I almost threw up with nerves.
“I walked to my friends and said, ‘Harry is there’, and nobody believed me. Harry was very drunk.
“Honestly, it was the best time ever. I’ve travelled up and down the country to see One Direction.
Lucy also revealed she’s met the Beckhams.
“I met Brooklyn and David Beckham at The Grove on Melrose Avenue whilst on holiday in Hollywood. Brooklyn announced a book signing for his book and then David rocked up with the family, minus Victoria – I was gutted she wasn’t there.”
Source: Magazine Features