Friday, December 19, 2008

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY, LOL!

So last night, Sports Unlimited, the sports modeling agency that I do some work with every once in a while, had their annual Christmas party. I decided to go, fashionably late of course,lol to mingle a little bit and catch up with everyone. I was having a pretty good time talking to Katya, a pretty triathlete who lives and trains down in San Diego. I was sitting there listening to her talk about competing in the Ironman triathlon that aired on TV last weekend. It was kinda cool because I actually watched it and so I knew exactly what and who she was referring to.

In the midst of our conversation, I see this guy walk in and he looked soooo familiar that I just mentally said to myself that I knew him from somewhere. I couldn't quite put my finger on where and when we had met, but I KNEW that we had met before.

Katya and I kept talking and eventually he made his way around the room right to where I was sitting and he basically sat right next to me, said hi, said his name, Will, and proceeded to talk and ask lots of questions about my accent, what I did, etc. The whole time I was thinking, oh well, I guess he doesn't remember meeting me before, but he seemed really nice and the conversation was good so I didn't say anything.

I'd have to say a good 15 minutes passed before it finally dawned on me that I DID NOT know him, at least not personally anyway. He said something about liking chocolate as he reached for a piece of this chocolate brownie/cake thing. For some reason that jarred my memory and I remembered where and how I knew him. I'm a pretty avid The Real World on MTV fan(ok, lame I know) most seasons and I definitely watched The Real World Hollywood last season. He was Will Gilbert. The cute guy with the dreads.




In one of the episodes he had talked a whole lot about liking chocolate. Immediately, I started laughing and so he asked me what was so funny. I told him and he said he thought that I had been looking at him kinda weird. I told him that I was just about to ask him why he was acting like he didn't know me, lol!!! Oh well, at least we had a good laugh. I guess I need to do a better job separating reality tv from reality!!

You know what's the worst? I did the exact same thing, with another Real World cast member several years ago at a New Year's Eve party after a glass or two of champagne...didn't know that guy either, lol!!

10 comments:

Liz said...

I'm also a RW fan and would have been excited to meet him! Funny! The closest I've come to meeting a RW roomie is that dountry guy from one of the very early seasons... Jon. He lived with Beth and Dominic and Tami and what's his name (the pulling the blanket off incident... what was his name??)...

Robyn said...

uummm its a good thing you dint go throwing your self all over the celeb lol,,,well played Jackie ooohh the art of staring= the person should never know.How are you?

dejanae said...

lol
u need to stop

Marcus LANGFORD said...

Will was the coolest cat on that season of RW (whatever season it was); he was a real character. That's kinda cool, you meeting him and all.

Joice said...

Only you Jack

lol

Jewells said...

That's too funny!

Remi Fagbohun said...

That was hilarious!!

anonymousnupe said...

I can kinda relate. People are always mistaking me for either Shemar Moore or Flava Flav. Cursed good looks!

LaLa said...

I just did that with Vincent Young from 90210 (he played Noah Hunter) at a bar in Philly last week. I said Hi to him cuz I thought I knew him. I said "I know you from somewhere." He smiled and when he did I realized. I said "Ooohhh from TV." We exchanged pleasantries and chatted for awhile. He's still fine!

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