Her reply was even more effusive, and nearly fatal:
Of course, Franklin continued to collect baubles after that, and during an interview with Bob Costas, she learned that Bieber had promised they'd meet. This pledge was kept last night, as Franklin confirmed on her Twitter feed.
With the Biebs He truly is a wonderful and genuine person! Such an honor to meet him! instagr.am/p/UNCsx3Qybe/— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) January 8, 2013
Here's the accompanying photo:As you can see, Justin looks a little blunted, even though he's not holding the sort of "cigarette" captured in the following TMZ image: Still, we're confident Missy is still sailing on a genuine (and natural) high.
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