I met Pete at one of his book signings for his newly released book, Peter Andre: My World In Pictures and Words. I can't gush enough about how wonderful he is! It was only like, a two second "hi, hello, please sign my copy" thing but he has presence! And he makes you feel like a princess by giving you all his attention in that moment in time. I guess I was kind of expecting a celebrity with an ego bigger than continental europe... but nooooo, Pete was so down to earth! I guess that is one of his charms!! I wasn't really a Peter Andre fan before I queued up for his book signing, but I am now!!
The event was well organized. Waterstones staff going up and down the queue to make sure that people are behaving. Giving reassurances that those at the back of the snaky long queue will still see Pete. And doing what can be done prior to the actual signing, like, attending to people who wanted to buy the book before getting to Pete to get it signed. The Waterstones people were a pro!! Pete's people, on the other hand, were not. There was this girl (Indian-looking, mid-thirties) standing by Pete's right shoulder who keep smirking at girls gushing at Pete. I don't know who she was, or what her role was at the event. But we are fans and we want to enjoy our two-second glory with Pete and willing to pay for it. Smirking will not earn Pete money or sell his book. Which I thought was the whole point of the book signing event. I don't know whether they were trying to play "good cop and bad cop" where Pete gets to be shown off as the "good cop", but, it sure puts Pete's people in a very bad light!
About Peter Andre: My World In Pictures:
Peter Andre is a national icon. Without doubt the sexiest man in pop, there are few red-blooded females who wouldn't welcome the chance to get close to Peter Andre. Since his breakup with Katie Price, his profile has exploded, making him one of the biggest male celebrities in the UK. His easy charm, his self-deprecating humour, his legendary torso and his obvious passion for his children and for his role as father have won him millions of fans. And Peter Andre is here to stay. His Revelation tour, his upcoming TV projects and now this gorgeous and insightful book will further catapult him to stardom. 2010 will cement his reputation as the sexy and extremely loveable heart-throb the nation has taken under its wing.Source: Info in the About Peter Andre: My World In Pictures was taken from the amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-World-pictures-Peter-Andre/dp/0718156943/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276193674&sr=1-1 on 10/07/2010.