OMG The Bieb tweeted me
What's almost as good as winning a gold medal? Getting a tweet from Justin Bieber.
Almost-Canadian Missy Franklin got a heart-stopping message from her favourite singer after winning the 100-metre backstroke that read:
“Heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. Now I’m a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD. #muchlove.”
The 17-year-old American swimmer, whose parents are Canadian, wrote back: “I just died! Thank you!”
That tweet, Franklin said, was "pretty close" to the thrill of winning gold at the Olympics. She's already been to one Bieber concert in Denver and plans to go to his next.
“I could not believe it when I saw it," she said. "I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.”
The 18-year-old Stratford sensation is the world's most followed man, with more than 25 million Twitter followers.