I do. I have six photos of Jayma and I total. But I won’t be posting the others. I’d like to keep them personal to me. Ya know? It’s something special that only I have and have seen from that amazing experience….
Maybe it’s weird….but I dunno.
Awww don’t be jealous! That’s not what I want!! I would rather my story make you hopeful! Jayma is amazing and I’d love for all her fans to get a chance to meet her!!
And yes! I think about it every day! I have the photo of her and I that she signed hanging on my wall :)
I myself still can’t believe that it actually happened. I feel incredibly lucky!!
She looked 32 :) She didn’t look old at all. And yes, I agree with you; on Glee they have been doing her makeup in a way to age her. In person she looks young and the same as she looks in interviews and photos.
She was way way beyond what I thought she would be. I knew she would be really sweet, but I only expected to have like 5 mins tops with her; like just enough time to take a photo and be like ‘hey nice meeting you’. But she spent so much time with me, and asked me questions and was just amazing. She went above and beyond what I ever imagined.
Shy may not be the best way to describe it. More like SUPER humble and laid back. She’s much different in person then she is when she’s on camera. Not like hugely different. But she’s an actress so you can assume that any time you see her interviewed and such she’s putting her acting skills to use. She’s not all super cutesy and cheeky in person. She’s just super nice and cool and very normal. And she is still cute in person….just not like to the extreme extent that she is during interviews. She’s just really normal….and sarcastic ;) Loved that about her and it was fun to have a little sarcastic conversation with her. :D Probably one of my favorite parts of my time with her, besides the hugs.
And when I say shy I was more or less referring to her being just awed that I came all that way just to see her. When she was told I was coming she told her friend how honored she felt and she was just shocked that I wanted to come see her. So the whole time we talked she thanked me more than one time for coming to see her, and she said she was so flattered that I wanted to come. And of course she said all those things with a cute little expression on her face, thus I say she was being a little shy and coyish.
I dunno if I answered your questions…..but overall she really was shy, I mean it’s not every day that she meets a fan in such a private setting, so I’m sure it was a little awkward for her as it was for me. But toward the end of my time with her she had lost the shyness.
She is REALLY tiny. I’m 5’2 116lbs and she was slightly taller than me and slimmer. Honestly if I had to guess she probably weighs around 110lbs; give or take a few. She is super tiny. When we left my Husband said he was scared he was going to break her wrist when he shook her hand; he was exaggerating of course. But she is much smaller in person than you’d think.
Remember that cameras do weird things when capturing photos or video; lighting, angles, focal length and dimensions all affect the outcome, and most of the time a camera does add 5-10lbs on anyone.
* editing to say * Also…when I first read the question I read, “Did you feel her?” And I was like…..Um YES. Of course! I milked those hugs for everything they were worth…..I may have hugged slightly longer than appropriate….but eh…once in a lifetime chance right ;)
I sent Jayma the photo of her and I and she signed it and sent it back :) Sweetest person EVER!! I also squealed when I saw what she wrote….like….legit made the most high pitched noise you could imagine.
I feel so lucky to have met her!! :)
Well I do believe that she is 5’4”. I’m 5’2 and a halfish” lol and I had on probably 1” heels, she did not have heels on and was just slightly taller then me if not the same height as I.
So I would say that 5’4” is pretty dead on for her height.
You can read all about my experience meeting her here
And as for what she was like, I’d have to say she was really sweet and a little shy. She was super sincere when she was talking. And just really nice.
lol well I didn’t intentionally sniff her, but I did have my face right in her hair when we hugged. And it smelled good, maybe like hair product…..since she had JUST gotten her hair done in the dressing room right before the show. And she had nice breath. I remember that cause at one point I could feel her breath hitting my face when we were talking. I literally had a inner moment thinking ‘omg what it my life right now?!?!?!’. Overall she smelled good, nothing too strong smelling like a perfume, and nothing bad smelling either. But that’s all I know.
Thank you hun!!! <3 I still can’t believe it. I had to open my laptop this morning to see my desktop background (which is the picture of Jayma and I) to make sure it really happened!!! Ahhh! I’ll never get over it!!
Aww thank you so much! I’m glad that so many are happy for me! I know it’s hard, when everyone wants is just as much as I did, to see someone else get it. But it was honestly the most surreal, amazing moment, and I am so grateful! And the whole experience made me love her so much more, she is one of a kind! <3
Thank you!!! It all feels so surreal to me right now! I can’t even describe how amazing the whole experience was, and how lucky and undeserving I feel. She is the sweetest ever.
Okay, so I didn’t tell anyone I was going to the Craig Ferguson show….well except for my closest Jayma friends! So I know this is a surprise to everyone! But I didn’t want to tell many and then have it not happen for some reason, so I kept it quiet until after it all went down. I’ve known for 6 days now that I was going to meet her, and she knew she was going to meet me. It was the 6 most nerve-wreaking days of my life! I had VIP access. So after waiting in line for a bit we were taken into the green room to wait for the show. They had yummy food and beverages. I was too nervous to eat knowing I would be meeting Jayma after the show. She was SUPER adorable during her interview. But I found it super hard to pay attention cause I was nervous.
So after the show ended I met up with my friend who took me and my Husband back to her dressing room. It was all a blur, but I will share what I remember. I was standing outside her dressing room, the door was opened just a little cause her friend had just come out. And I was talking to him and when I turned around she was standing there in the room and she gave me a little wave and said “hiiii rebecca!” And motioned me into the room.
So I went in and she immediately gave me a big hug. (she is a great hugger, nice and tight, and long!) She said “aww you’re a ginger too!”
And at that point my Husband was coming into the room and she said, “Is this your Husband?” and she shook his hand. And she said, “This is your anniversary trip?” And I explained how it was an early anniversary trip. And then told her how we had planned on coming in August, but then when I heard she was going to be on the show how I jokingly said to my Husband that we should go now we could see her on the show. And then how everything transpired from there. And then she turned to my Husband and said, “I’m sorry your anniversary trip turned into THIS!” And motioned toward herself. lol too cute! (and on a side note, I have the best husband in the world for agreeing to do all of this with me.)
She was super sweet asking if we were having a good trip, asking about what we’ve done so far, and what we had planned. Offering up ideas and locations we needed to visit.
Then she offered for pictures, and a friend of hers took the pictures: (don’t mind my ugly face)
(note, she changed right after the show, obviously. I love that she was in jeans and a jacket! I would have felt severely under-dressed if she was still in that AMAZING dress!)
Then we talked some more, about how I was a photographer and such. She was just super sweet and so interested in me…and I was totally shocked at every question she asked. I remember thinking, “omg I’m having a legit conversation with Jayma Mays!! And she is actually interested in me. What is my life right now”
We talked with all the others in the room too, her little entourage (publicist…ect.)
And then she gave me her little gift that SHE got from the show. It was a bag full of goodies (tshirt, candy, . And she gave it to me!! I was speechless. SHE IS SO SWEEET! She just handed it to me and said, “here I want you to have this!”
It was mentioned that I helped make the Christmas video and Jayma said, “Aww I loved it! Really! (name) shows me these things that you guys make for me and it just blows me away!”
After about 20 mins or so we were getting ready to leave and she thanked ME for coming! And I thanked her for taking the time to see me. And she said she was happy too! And she hugged me again and then walked out the door. She walked behind is, and leaned against the door and said, “Happy Anniversary! Early!” as we were walking away.
I know I’m missing so much, it was SUCH a blur….I wish I could remember it all. Maybe it’ll seep into my memory after I come down off my high! Also on a side note….It was so weird to literally be looking into her eyes and talking with her face to face. The whole time I was just thinking…”this is so surreal….I’m 5 inches from Jayma and talking to her. She’s looking at me, I’m looking at her. She’s real.” lol
But to sum it all up, Jayma is the SWEETEST person! She is adorable! And SOOOOO tiny! And just….yes. I feel so blessed and undeserving! And I truly think every one of her fans should get to chance to meet her. She is just so amazing. Best day ever! We are all so blessed to be a part of this fandom, she truly is worthy of all the love and appreciation each and every one of her fans here give to her. She is amazing…. (have I said that enough yet!?!?!?) lol BEST DAY EVER! Also, she is 100 times more beautiful in person…if you can even imagine!! But SOOO beautiful!!
I had VIP seats to the Craig Ferguson show today, and I got to go backstage and meet Jayma. Details and pictures to follow, when I get back to my hotel!!