Although words will never accurately describe how it felt to meet Vin Diesel, I figured I’d give it a shot because it was by far one of the best moments in my life.

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I have been blessed to be able to interview and meet some pretty incredible celebrities…just that same morning I had interviewed Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista BUT meeting Vin Diesel was on my bucket list.

Back in 2001, I saw a movie Vin Diesel was in, you may have heard of it…Fast and Furious, and he was instantly added to my Top 3 Celebrity Crush List. There is just something about his voice!

All these years he has maintained his spot on my list (that voice!) and I never thought I’d get the chance to actually meet him. But then I get an email that puts that dream within reach…I was invited to attend a Guardians of the Galaxy Press Day in LA. Being that Vin Diesel plays “Groot” in the movie, there was a chance that he would be there and that we would get to meet…but would it happen? (picture some intense and mysterious music playing in the background)

Then it happens, I get confirmation that we will be interviewing him. After doing a happy dance, I quickly wonder what I’ll wear, schedule my hair appointment (got to get rid of those grey hairs) and wish I hadn’t gained 10 pounds over the summer.

The big day arrives and after spraying perfume, putting on lipstick and eating a TicTac, I anxiously awaited Vin Diesel’s arrival and then it happens…Vin Diesel walks in and speaks (that voice!).

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As soon as he walked in the room, wearing white fitted jeans, a black top and black sunglasses I was freaking out (internally)…I really couldn’t believe it was happening and you know what? It was better than I could have ever imagined. He was AMAZING!

Not only was I siting in the same room as him and talking to him, I also got to hear that voice in person (and have it recorded for writing up the interview). I also got to see him dance, hear him sing right in front of me (Truth: I may have pretended he was singing just to me), shake his hand and then I put my arm around him as we posed for a picture. It was surreal!!!!

I am not sure how I managed to keep it all together and maintain my professionalism but I did (all the while dying on the inside). It was really one of the best moments in my life.

I met Vin Diesel! I actually met Vin Diesel!!! If I am dreaming, please, please, please don’t wake me up!

*A big Thank you to my supportive husband who I love and adore. He has smiled through me sharing this story over and over again and he is truly #1 on my list. I love you Bubba Bear!