How many DMs do you think actor Michael B. Jordan has just from today alone? I couldn’t imagine how many women have tried to get his attention with a witty comment, a sexy pic, or an outright request to hook up (I may or may not be one of these women).
While I’m sure he does a combination of ignoring some and reading others (but not responding), one DM actually got his attention. Not only did he respond to it, but he asked her to slide through (in real life) to get a pic with him.
The breaker of DM barriers is 21-year-old Temple University student Sylvia Wilson. She told Buzzfeed how it went down, so make sure you have a pen and pad ready for notes. Professor Wilson will teach us her ways.
Wilson heard that the Black Panther actor was filming on her campus, so she joked that she would DM him for a picture. I mean, she had proximity in her favor, so makes sense, right? But that joke turned into her actually shooting her shot. Her digital pick-up line was, “Can I buy you a smoothie!!!” And the 31-year-old, to her surprise, responded with “You don’t have to buy me anything! You can get a pic.”
Wilson told Buzzfeed that offering to buy him a smoothie made sense because it was so hot that day in the Philadelphia area.
“It was hot, and I didn’t think it’d be appropriate to ask to buy him a drink, so I opted for a smoothie,” she said.
After she and her friends finally got past security, he fulfilled his promise, and the two took pics together. And if I’m being honest, they look adorable.
When you’re finally able to meet your celeb crush, you’re curious to know what he smells like. Apparently, Wilson has gotten that question a lot, and she was able to identify his scent to the ‘T.’
“He smelled like Mahogany Teakwood from Bath & Body Works but better,” she said.
Because of Wilson’s luck, she has now inspired the hashtag #PullASylvia. Not only are folks willing to send cold DMs out to their celeb crushes, but one is even trying to get the attention of President Obama (for a noble reason, of course).
Has Wilson inspired you to make an innocent move on one of your faves? If so, who and what will be your line?
Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford