We all get excited when there is an opportunity to meet a celebrity – especially when we don’t have to pay for it.

In 2011, thee Dr. 90210, Dr. Robert Rey came to South Africa for the launch of his skin range in Edgars stores. For the launch, he was doing a meet-and-greet at the Edgars store in Melrose Arch and I just had to be there.

On the morning of the meet-and-greet, I hopped out of bed, put on my best clothes (at the time), jumped into the car with the rest of my family and we head off to Melrose Arch for the day.

There were woman everywhere, literally EVERYWHERE, and the line of ladies waiting to see Dr. Robert Rey snaked between the clothing racks of Edgars and still stretched a few meters out the door. But this did not sway me… I was determined to meet the iconic Dr. 90210.

I stood, took one step, stood, took another step, listened to him compliment the other ladies, watched him examine their faces, and again stood for around 5 hours before I got to the front of the line for my turn to meet Dr. Robert Rey.

More waiting, and FINALLY, it was my turn. I utilized my time with him. I gave him the world biggest and friendliest hug ever and told him how much I loved his show.

He examined my face, just like every other woman before me, complimented me, handed me a complimentary lip plumper and then that was it, I was ushered out of the meeting area. My time with him was over.

I will never forget my brief 2-minute conversation with him.

Until we meet again Dr. Robert Rey!

Tyla van Til

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