Missy Franklin wins Olympic gold -- and tweet from Justin Bieber
Local teen-queen-of-the-pool Missy Franklin has won her first gold medal, in the 100 meter backstroke -- and pretty much no one thinks it'll be her last.
Now the question: Which means more to her -- that medallion or the congratulatory tweet she received from Justin Bieber?
Here's the message the Biebster sent her way:
Her typically effusive response?
Shortly after this exchange, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery got into the act like so....
...and Franklin was enthused by his note, too, albeit a bit more in control:
Franklin's Twitter account is definitely an entertaining follow. Not only does she keep fans up to date even at a high-pressure time like this via notes like the following, from two hours ago....
My team had such an incredible prelims today! So proud and can't wait to watch and swim the final of the 200 free w/— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) July 31, 2012
...but she loves to over-share, as witnessed by a recent goofy Twit pic:
Got my nails done before I swim tomorrow (AH!) and I am officially ready to race!!! twitter.com/FranklinMissy/...— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) July 27, 2012
And that's not to mention her scene-stealing in the U.S. swim team's version of the ubiquitous Carly Rae Jepsen brain melter "Call Me Maybe." Perhaps Justin should be watching his back. Here's the clip:
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