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1363981671_dolvett-quince-441There is absolutely nothing like meeting your celebrity crush.

Take a moment. Think about your celebrity crush. That person came to mind immediately right? I am thinking that person for you is maybe Idris, Ryan, Justin….Barack? Hey, not even the President is off limits here!

For me personally, that person is Dolvett Quince. My husband is fully aware of this crush and has no issue with it as long as it stays that way.:)

A few months ago I won a chance to talk to Dolvett via Google Hangout. Remember? I stalked hung out with Brandi from Diets In Review and she graciously reminded me to enter via Twitter and I won! I was going to meet my crush! Omg!!!

Fast forward to the day before my big meeting, I borrow my friend from IT to set me up because I was going to be at work when this happened. Good to be prepared right?

Wrong. Things would go terribly wrong. So so so wrong.

The day of the hangout I made sure I wore my favorite lipstick, a basic black and white get up because the lighting in the conference room is just so unforgiving!


I connected right away, my hangout was easily connected and I was live.


hey Dolvett!

And just like that he was on the screen. (When you see my face there was a ton of insane cheesy grinning,  my deepest apologies.)We got through the introductions, and even a few questions before it was finally time for me to ask my own personal celeb crush a question.

With my heart in my ears, I am so thankful I wrote my question out prior because I could hardly think.

I managed to ask my question and we moved on to the next person. Everything was going so smoothly. Seriously!

Until the laptop closed all applications and started shutting down. Since it was company property I knew I couldn’t connect from there again without a password. (Really laptop, you choose NOW to restart and install updates? *shakes fist*)




So I get 30 minutes with my crush and all of a sudden we are disconnected. What is a girl to do?

Improvise! That’s what!

I quickly grabbed my iPhone,  logged in there faster than I have logged in anywhere in my life and got back on the call.

When I got back it wasn’t my turn for my question yet but, he referred to me as “my Brooklyn friend”. Yup. I would have done it all again just for that moment!

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Of course my phone looked terrible, sounded even worse, but I was back.I could barely ask my second question because my phone service is awful in the office but I managed. See the video here!


The moral of your story…if you ever find yourself in a google hangout with your celebrity crush have another laptop, tablet, phone handy. Technology is a mutha!


The new season of Biggest Loser premieres on NBC in 2 weeks! Dolvett also has a book coming out and I can’t wait to get it.

Who is your celebrity crush? If you ever had a chance to meet him…what would you ask?

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Allie September 27, 2013 - 6:27 am

OMG that is amazing!!!! He is so gorgeous. Thank you for all the pictures. I think I’ll just keep this post up all day!
Quick thinking to use your phone. Of course that would never have happened if you actually using the laptop for a boring work conference. You recovered though and it all worked out. Nicely done!!

Joi September 27, 2013 - 6:42 am

He is handsome! I’m glad you gave an intro at the end, I’ve never seen him before. I’ve never watched that show, maybe that’s why….I’m sure ppl will think I’m from Mars when they read this 🙂

I could vision you whipping out that iPhone..,HILARIOUS! Congrats on winning this awesome opp! You did look fabulous for it 🙂

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Thanks darling!! nah, nobody thinks you are from Mars! You should check out the show, if anything else for some interval ideas?? hmmm

Janine September 27, 2013 - 7:58 am

So glad you did have your phone as backup and so would have been the way for me to have my laptop crap out on me at that exact moment. But you are right always have a backup. Will be back to listen to the video, because I have a sleepy snoring child next to me I am so trying not to wake while I do some blog reading and catch up 🙂

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:09 pm

Gotcha Janine, no worries! I am so happy I had my phone on hand.

Keyalus September 27, 2013 - 8:56 am

Apologies if this is a double-post!

I trained at his gym in Atlanta for my wedding for most of 2007/2008 so I interacted with him in person a lot at the time. I think it is so weird that he is now a celebrity! Weird, but not unexpected. He was always going for auditions, modelling and acting even back then. I remember teasing him because I saw him in a random Verizon commercial at 3AM. You could tell he would eventually find some way into the spotlight. I’m very happy for him. He’s a cool dude. And yes, he is just as attractive in person – short though LOL.

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:08 pm

I love it LOL He was sho nuff determined to make it big and he totally did it!! Introduce us sometime?? 🙂

Tamara September 27, 2013 - 9:25 am

This is awesome!! He is so handsome. I love his voice. And technology – ugh!! That would make me so angry if that happened to me. I’d be fiercely punching the phone.
So my celebrity crush is Henry Ian Cusick. He was on Scandal a few times, but he’s famous for LOST. He is the cutest ever. I’d probably ask him to marry me. (Oh, I kid!) I’d ask him about the inspiration to get into the very romantic part of his character. It was so good.

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:05 pm

I remember Henry!! I LOVED him too!!

Faith September 27, 2013 - 9:49 am

seriously, technology is a mutha!

that is so exciting that you were able to interview him though and that he called you his Brooklyn Friend (swoon, lol)

honestly i have too many celebrity crushes and i can never choose one when asked … all i do know is that if i were ever to meet any of them i would not be able to ask any questions. at least any questions that would resemble English or commonsense.

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:04 pm

I was ready to chuck that laptop across the room. Good thing it was company property 😉

Kat September 27, 2013 - 10:32 am

How awesome is this?! I love love LOVE Google + hangouts!

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:04 pm

me too! It is way better than skype and free too!!

Kennie September 27, 2013 - 10:35 am

Oh wow, he’s a cutie for real! I’ve never seen him before, but I might just have to tune in. 😉 Good thing for your quick thinking with that cell phone! It’s crazy how stuff like that happens at the most inopportune times.
My celeb crush would have to be Idris. Idris as Stringer Bell from The Wire. He had to be the most handsome and sexiest criminal on tv! LOL

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:03 pm

Girl YES, I LOVE me some Idris he is SO FINE!

Kim September 27, 2013 - 11:41 am

What an awesome experience (even with the technical difficulties!!!).
I don’t know if I have a celebrity crush (lame, I know).
I love Biggest Loser and have like Dolvett on the show!

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 10:00 pm

me too! I have paid extra attention to this show since he has gotten on it!

KalleyC September 27, 2013 - 11:51 am

How cool is this! That’s awesome you get to meet you celebrity crush. Oh my, I would love to meet mine in person. I have 3 of them for sure, but I need to travel to another country to see them. At least Mr. C knows all about them as well.

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:59 pm

LOL well Mr. C has nothing to worry about 🙂

Kimberly September 27, 2013 - 12:42 pm

My husband definitely commented on how big I was smiling/giggling during the chat. He literally made every girl on the chat forget where she was in that moment. There is no need for a man to be that gorgeous. AND his advice was great!

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:58 pm

yes he had some fantastic advice…I really loved what he said about confusing the muscles. Ironically enough, I had a PT say the same exact thing to me the next day!

Chantel September 27, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Great post. My celeb crush is Idris Elba I would love to meet him.

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:57 pm

I love me some Idris too girl!

Kita September 27, 2013 - 3:24 pm

He is a cutie pie that was great I am getting into this google+ a little more I am loving this hangout stuff

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Hangouts are so much fun, way better than skype

veronica September 27, 2013 - 3:34 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I know you couldn’t hear me on this end but that was an actual scream. I’m so jealous. What a neat experience. And I’m sure you really did login faster than you have ever done ANYTHING in your entire life. I can’t wait to go home and see your video. 🙂

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:46 pm

LOL I totally did Veronica!! Miss your blog!

Kim Porter September 27, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Aww that’s nice! He’s good looking, too. What did your husband have to say? It was meant for you to enter and win, too!

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:43 pm

ha, my hubby watched the interview and he thought I was cheesing a bit too much. I totally warned him 🙂

Hope September 27, 2013 - 4:21 pm

You looked great Nellie! Congrats on the win. I didn’t know who he was until the end, but I think I did see him once or twice on the show. Yay for technology…too bad you were breaking up, but at least you were able to jump back in. I don’t have a celebrity crush, but back in undergrad, it was Morris Chestnut. I totally don’t feel the same anymore

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:40 pm

ha lol Morris was the man back in the day!! He was in ALL the movies!

LaSHawn September 27, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Oh my…look at that lovely piece of chocolate with those pretty white teeth…
I digress….
CHild, I met Ronnie Devoe at church one time. I don’t remember a thing I said. CDub said I sounded cohearant. .

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:37 pm

LOL I might have fell out if I met the man in person!

Carla September 28, 2013 - 6:37 am

Okay, this is so awesome! You’ll need to give me a Google+ tutorial cuz I have no clue how to do this. I do know to have a backup though now. 🙂

I love how dressed up you gals got up for the cutie! I liked your question about the celebrities but I’m not sure that he really got what you were getting at. Or maybe he did, I was interpreting the question differently.

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Ha google plus is super simple, once someone sends you an invite you just accept 🙂 It is remarkably easier than any other face to face software I have ever used! If you ever want to google hangout let me know! 🙂

The Dose of Reality September 28, 2013 - 11:20 am

I don’t watch that show so I’ve never heard of him until right this minute but….DAY-UM!!! NO WONDER HE IS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH!!! I am fully on board with this status now, too. WOW.
You were AWESOME, Nellie!! (why did they keep showing quick cuts to Helen Mills? I wanted more cuts to you!)
Smart to bring out the phone back up! Whew!!! Saved the day!! –Lisa

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:23 pm

LOLOL Lisa, you are hilarious!! You need to watch every tuesday for that delishious-ness!

Leah September 28, 2013 - 6:04 pm

So cool!!! I would have been so nervous – but you did a great job – despite the technical difficulties!

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:23 pm

Thanks so much Leah!

Ilene September 29, 2013 - 8:31 am

Oh my is he gorge. I may have a new celebrity crush too! So glad you got to hang out with him via G+!

Nellie September 30, 2013 - 9:23 pm

Thanks! 🙂 He is pretty good looking!!

Suzan October 1, 2013 - 10:10 am

OMG!! I love love love Dolvett! It’s so funny that when I am in the gym and I put my hands on the treadmill, I always jerk them back off because I hear Dolvett yelling “get your hands off my treadmill!! That’s MY treadmill!” lol
Thanks so much for stopping by, your blog is so adorable and I can’t wait to read more!

Leslie October 1, 2013 - 8:55 pm

I totally get why you would have a crush on him…so hot! You’re so lucky not just to have met him, but that your office would let you do it there…there’s no way I could have done that at my office. Sorry to hear you had technical difficulties…but you were quick on the ball with getting your phone set up. (BTW: I absolutely hate automatic updates like that!)

Nicole October 3, 2013 - 7:10 am

Oh my! Did you ever consider that his hotness fried the computer connection? Ha ha ha! So cool that you had the chance to chat with him and way to think fast on your feet!!

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