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|Subject: The Mystery Photo Wed May 09, 2012 6:05 am
In April of 2009, you might have seen Michael coming out of a building with a photo of a girl in his hand. It was on fan message boards for a while…and the question of who the girl is came up a lot. Well, that girl was me and at the time I found it VERY embarrassing… but of course now I cherish it. People on the internet came up with different things like “It’s his girlfriend”, “It’s Blanket’s mother” […].
Just to give a little background, followers often gave photos of themselves to Michael. We gave Michael a lot of photos of us all posing together, alone, with him, etc. The more Michael saw you, the more he remembered who you were and your name and things you told him about yourself. I remember one of his bodyguards telling me, “Always include a photo with your letters. He likes photos and he remembers you that way.” I always carried stationary, pens, markers, stickers, gifts and photos in my trunk to always be prepared with something to give to him.
On this particular day, I had emptied my stuff out for some reason and only had a few developed photos inside my car. I just really wanted to always give him something, so I quickly wrote a note on the back of one of the photos and gave it to him when we saw him inside. We said our hello’s and parted different ways, so I didn’t see him exit out the building.
After that, he went shopping to a few stores, including Off the Wall on Melrose and the Ed Hardy store. I don’t remember if it was during the drive to the Ed Hardy store or when I was done and going home but I got a call.
“Oh my God! There are photos of Michael holding your photo!”
I quickly went online to try and find it, and sure enough it was all over the internet already. I got red in the face and was so embarrassed… and I got made fun of for it by my friends for MONTHS. But of course, now it is something I treasure. <3 So there it is, there is no real “story” behind the photo. Fans have fantasized some really weird theories about the incident. LOL. I wanted to tell Michael about the photos and how funny it looked, but I never got the chance to because I started seeing him less and less… I’m sure at some point I wrote about it in my letters, but it wasn’t ever discussed. And I’m okay with it being that way…