I posted Wednesday about how I knew Ryan Lochte when and you all thought it was amazing. Well, I can top it. Yesterday I had the opportunity to take a personal day and if you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you know what I did – I went to the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Center for the Ryan Lochte meet and greet to promote his new show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? that premieres on E! on Sunday night.
Even though the meet and greet did not begin until noon I got to midtown at nine to take full advantage of the Sephora coupon I had and to get properly caffeinated before I made it to Rockefeller Center to wait for Ry. I was surprised when I arrived at ten that I was the 30th person in line, I had figured there would be significantly more people. And I felt SO old in the line. Not only was I the only fan in line legally allowed to drink I was the only without a chaperone. One girl actually asked if I could “stand” coffee that was not a Starbucks Frappuccino with whipped cream. Then I realized she was 12 and I probably would have asked the same thing. The line did move pretty quickly when the models came out to welcome us to the event, pretty attractive….
The Money Shot:
I was really surprised how quickly and efficiently the line moved once the event started – in and out in ten minutes flat. I was bouncing after the event and with the extra hour of time I hadn’t planned for I took a spin class at the gym at the Rock Center location of my gym. Afterwards while I was heading to my next appointment I decided to take Broadway and thus cut through Time Square.
As a New Yorker, Time Square is one of the places I try to avoid but I was SO happy that I deviated from the norm. Three hours after I met Ryan there were 25 male models in the center of Time Square modeling Speedos and promoting the show:
Because I uploaded the photo of myself with the models (who wouldn’t?) and hash-tagged it I got a free t-shirt and Chapstick. Here is my swag with the photo Ryan signed for me:
It was absolutely amazing day, the best Friday I have had in a long time!