Missy Franklin was probably in heaven after winning her first gold medal at the Olympics on Monday, but little did she know another amazing surprise was yet to come.
The 17-year-old received a congratulatory tweet from teen heartthrob Justin Bieber hours after winning gold:
Safe to say she was more thrilled about hearing from Bieber than winning the medal? You could argue that.
Franklin may already be one of the best swimmers in the world, but this is just another reminder that she's still a teenager who attends high school, hangs out with friends, paints her nails in cutesy colors, and loves Justin Bieber's music. Reactions like that prove just how grounded she is despite emerging as a national star.
Now the next logical step would be some sort of collaboration when Franklin returns from London. Maybe Bieber could cast her in one of his music videos. Hey, if he sees this video of Franklin dancing, there's no way he would turn her down.
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