Does anyone remember the t.v. show, Degrassi The Next Generation? At 13, Degrassi and Higher Ground were my favorite tv shows because I was obsessed with Aubrey Graham (hip-hop artist, Drake) and Hayden Christensen, respectively. Especially Aubrey. (Yes, first name basis). Don't believe me?
|One of the books I carried around with me back then. Covered in things I loved.|
Proof of either a super fan or super stalker. Let's go with option number 1 for my sake.
Back when he first entered the scene as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi, I was convinced he was my soulmate. I watched every single episode with him in it, including the difficult-to-stomach episode when Jimmy got shot by Rick. And get this: I was so mad. Obviously, I knew it wasn't real, but I seemed like they were trying to write Aubrey out of the show and as the future love of his life, I wasn't having that. So what did I do? I wrote an email. To The N! (I cringe in embarrassment just typing all of this). But I just knew that it was meant to be. How could it not be? According to the 500,000 interviews I watched of him, we were perfect for each other. As a teenager, he was teased for "acting too white" just like me. And like me, he had a killer vocabulary as a teenager and was so well-spoken. We were both writers. He had dozens of notebooks stacked in his room, all full of music, and I had more than a few notebooks full of my stories. He was sweet and charming and humble and mine - at least in my head.
|Because it's hilarious, it's the last day of April and it's kinda relevant.|
I could've been the only teenage with a slightly obsessive celebrity crush. Share below!